U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Listing Categories: Agency - Federal
The Southern Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office is located in Las Vegas, Nevada within the Mojave Desert. The Southern Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office was established in 1995 primarily to work on recovery and regulatory issues related to the Mojave Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), a species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and to help with efforts to conserve native desert fishes in southern Nevada. The Southern Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office works with federal, state, and local partners to recover 28 federally listed species and three candidate species designated under the ESA. We also are responsible for administrating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and we work with others to protect migratory birds in southern Nevada. Our staff includes biologists and technical personnel with expertise in desert ecology, spring and riparian systems, high elevation ecosystems, information technology, administration, and geographic information system (GIS).