Tag: Nevada

December 28, 2022

Q&A: Tony Wasley reflects on his career

When Tony Wasley retires on Dec. 30, he will cap nearly 10 years as the director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife. One of the nation’s longest-serving wildlife directors and...

July 8, 2022

City life may be a trap for sparrows

House sparrows and humans have a lot in common. Sparrows nest on the same buildings where people live and work. They eat the scraps of food that humans drop on...

April 15, 2022

USFWS issues emergency endangered status for toad

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an emergency endangered listing for Dixie Valley toad on April 7 due to the extinction risk posed by a geothermal project. The Dixie...

February 25, 2022

Watch: Restoration efforts transform trampled rangeland

Riparian restoration efforts are bringing back rangeland ecosystems that have been damaged by cattle grazing. One successful project is along Dixie Creek, in the Bureau of Land Management’s Elk District...

October 20, 2021

Nevada to gain new cooperative research unit

Nevada is set to host a new cooperative research unit—the first new unit in the system in over 35 years. The state Department of Wildlife; University of Nevada, Reno; the...

August 20, 2021

JWM: Cougars prey on feral horses in the Great Basin

GPS tracking collars on cougars have revealed that the predators extensively prey on the burgeoning feral horse populations in the Great Basin. “We found that both male and female were...

January 11, 2021

Genetic diversity helps predict tortoise translocation success

When scientists reintroduce animals to augment populations, they often take individuals from areas close to the reintroduction site. “There’s this idea to not move animals outside of their native population...

October 1, 2020

TWS2020: Pond digging helps desert frogs survive drought

Mitigation measures to maintain ponds in Nevada meadows help the survival of a desert frog species experiencing increasing impacts from climate change-driven droughts. “Drought is one the greatest threats to...

November 6, 2019

Wildlife crossings are saving money, lives in Nevada

After a track record of wildlife crossing success in Nevada, former critics of the expensive structures built to keep animals off dangerous highways have become more supportive. While building these...

October 29, 2019

‘Horse Rich’ documentary takes center stage at Reno event

Over 300 people gathered in Reno last week for a discussion of wild horses and their impact on the environment. The program featured a showing of Horse Rich and Dirt...