Nevada’s wetlands prioritized in new conservation report

October 21, 2008

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 »

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New administrators to start in 2008

November 19, 2007

CARSON CITY, Nev.—The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has identified new administrators for the department’s Division of State Lands and Natural Heritage Program upon the upcoming retirement of two long-time administrators.

“The Department is fortunate to have such outstanding talent within its ranks that I am able to name the eventual replacements for two division heads in advance of the retirement of key administrators,” said Allen Biaggi, department director. ”This is ideal in that it allows the outgoing and incoming administrators to work together toward seamless transitions for the two divisions.” Read the rest of this entry »