CARSON CITY, Nev. – A new report released this month identifies Nevada’s wetlands and ranks them in order of priority based on conservation need. The Nevada Natural Heritage Program, a division within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, released the report to inform land and natural resource managers about priority wetlands, their locations, rank and the factors that determine priority status.
“This report represents the first ever attempt at comprehensive prioritizing of the state’s wetland resources,” said Jennifer Newmark, administrator of the Natural Heritage Program. “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates Nevada wetland losses amounted to 52 percent from 1780 through 1980.” Read the rest of this entry »