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NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE UTILIZES VOLUNTEERS

Throughout its long history, the Nevada Department of Wildlife has extensively used volunteers. These volunteers have proven to be an invaluable resource in completing many projects, including the restoration of some of our state’s magnificent wildlife resources to historic populations.

Over the past four years, the Department has kept much closer tabs over the hours and types of labor performed by our volunteers. Additionally, volunteers now have the ability to participate in a much broader range of projects than they have ever had before.

In the past four years, volunteers participated in such activities as the small furbearer study in the Lake Tahoe Basin, bighorn sheep capture operations throughout the state, sage grouse lek surveys and inventories, fish stocking, Hunter and Angler Education and many more projects too numerous to list.

In this same four year period, volunteers have contributed more than 36,000 hours of their valuable time and driven almost 300,000 miles (enough miles to go around the earth more than 12 times!) while participating in the management of the state’s wildlife resources. This incredible contribution has a combined value of more than $800,000 for the Department, and is utilized to match Federal grant programs under both the Wildlife and Sportfish Restoration programs.

For more information on becoming a volunteer for the Department of Wildlife, please visit the web site at www.ndow.org, or call (775) 688-1500 and ask for the volunteer program.

 

 

 

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