Law Enforcement

Cholla cactus in bloom / USFWS

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maintain a law enforcement presence on all national wildlife refuges.

Federal law enforcement officers ensure the safety of the public and the protection of natural resources. They address illegal activities, including poaching, taking of endangered species, dumping of trash, illegal operation of all-terrain vehicles, trespassing and more.

To report a violation on Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge:

  • Monday through Thursday - 8 am to 4:30 pm; Fridays - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, please call 505-425-3581.
  • After hours or on weekends, please call 911.

For injured wildlife, please contact a qualified wildlife rehabilitation facility near you or contact The Wildlife Center at 505-753-9505.

Some Helpful Links:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Law Enforcement
Digest of Federal Resource Laws