Nevada's Guzzlers: Helping Wildlife Survive The Current Drought
Join Friends for our February Wild Speaker Series, "Nevada's Guzzlers: Helping Wildlife Survive The Current Drought" online in a Zoom presentation. Matt Flores, Habitat Biologist with the Nevada Division of Wildlife (NDOW) and an expert on water collection systems, will be our speaker. Human developments and communities fragment wildlife habitat areas cutting off species from life-giving water in desert climates like ours here in Southern Nevada. Matt will explain how the creation of guzzlers, water retaining structures built in areas where there is not enough water to support wildlife without supplemental water sources, are critical to the survival of wildlife in Nevada such as mule deer, bighorn sheep, elk, and antelope. These guzzlers become increasingly important as the current drought continues to push wildlife populations to the brink of dehydration/death. Come learn how NDOW staff and volunteers have ramped up efforts to monitor and service these guzzlers and keep Nevada's wildlife populations thriving during drought conditions. This will be an educational presentation you won't want to miss!
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is the state agency responsible for the restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources, and the promotion of boating safety on Nevada’s waters. NDOW is organized into seven divisions (law enforcement, game, fisheries, conservation and education, habitat, wildlife diversity, and operations division) that develop programs and projects, and three regions (eastern, southern, and western) that implement these programs.
We will see you there!
The Wild Speaker Series will go online during the COVID-19 Pandemic for the safety of our staff and supporters. Please join us on Zoom for an online interactive experience. We will return to REI - Boca Park in the near future.
Wild Speaker Series - February 2021 - Matt Flores
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Feb 4, 2021 06:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert at REI Boca Park (online for now!) in their Community Room. This is a great event for folks who are interested in the outdoors to learn more about hikes, local habitat, and ways to get involved with conservation efforts.