Low-Level Helicopter Flights to Image Geology in Western Nevada

Media Alert: In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project.  Low-level helicopter flights are planned over a broad region in western Nevada to image geology using airborne geophysical technology. The survey will begin November 2023 and is to be completed by April 2024, weather, wildlife and wildfire restrictions permitting. The purpose of the survey is to provide images that expand the fundamental knowledge of geology underpinning the Basin and Range province of Nevada. These flights are a continuation of a project that began in 2022. 

To learn more please visit: https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-alert-low-level-heli…

Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge is a desert oasis for migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, wildlife, and plants.

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National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings. 

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      About Us

      Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge and Fallon National Wildlife Refuge are managed as part of the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex. 

      What We Do

      The National Wildlife Refuge System is a series of lands and waters owned and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Wildlife conservation is at the heart of the refuge system. It drives everything we do from the purposes a refuge is established for, to the recreational activities offered there, to the resource management tools we use. Selecting the right tools helps us ensure the survival of local plants and animals and helps fulfill the purposes of the refuge. 

      Our Species

      Some of the key species at the refuge include shorebirds such as the American avocet and long-billed dowitcher; waterfowl such as the tundra swan and canvasback duck; and waterbirds such as the great blue heron and great egret.