About

About

Learn about NDOW’s seven divisions and leadership team, and find contact information for the dedicated employees who can answer your wildlife, hunting and fishing questions here!

Nevada Game Warden Receives

US Coast Guard Lifesaving Medal
Nevada Game Warden Sean Flynn is the recipient of the US Coast Guard’s Silver Lifesaving Medal for his part in the rescue of a three-year-old girl that was trapped under a boat on Lake Mead last year.
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What we do

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.

In addition, NDOW coordinates agency planning activities, legislation, and support operations by assigning senior management level personnel to coordinate these efforts. The Department is led by a governor-appointed Director, who also serves as the Secretary of the Wildlife Commission.

The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners, a 9-member, governor-appointed board, is responsible for establishing broad policy, setting annual and permanent regulations, reviewing budgets, and receiving input on wildlife and boating matters from entities such as the 17 county advisory boards to manage wildlife.

Directors of Nevada Department of Wildlife

NDOW coordinates agency planning activities, legislation, and support operations by assigning senior management level personnel to coordinate these efforts. The Department is led by a governor-appointed Director, who also serves as the Secretary of the Wildlife Commission.

Tony Wasley

Tony Wasley

Director
Jack Robb

Jack Robb

Deputy Director
Bonnie Long

Bonnie Long

Deputy Director
Chris Vasey

Chris Vasey

Chris Crookshanks

Chris Crookshanks

Mike Scott

Mike Scott

Alan Jenne

Alan Jenne

Mike Maynard

Mike Maynard

Kim Munoz

Kim Munoz

Jennifer Newmark

Jennifer Newmark

Meet our Division Leaders

NDOW is the state agency responsible for the protection, restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources, and the promotion of boating safety on Nevada’s waters. In order to most effectively meet these responsibilities, NDOW has seven different divisions focusing on various aspects of the ultimate responsibilities.

Conservation Education

The Conservation Education Division works to promote Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) programs, services and recreational opportunities. The division educates the public about state wildlife and boating rules and regulations, as well as other wildlife, habitat and fishing issues. The division also strives to involve students, teachers and the public through hunter, angler and wildlife education programs. Additionally, the division has developed a volunteer program to provide the public a hands-on way to get involved in projects like seed gathering or fish stocking.

Director: Chris Vasey

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Habitat

The Habitat Division's main objective is to ensure that Nevada wildlife habitats are productive and in good ecological condition. The division is responsible for reviewing, assessing, and providing comments on all proposed land and water uses, providing fish and wildlife data to all entities for planning and decision-making purposes. The Habitat Division is also responsible for planning, operating, and maintaining approximately 150,000 acres of state-owned lands administered as Wildlife Management Areas (WMA’s). The division administers the water development, rangeland, and wildfire rehabilitation efforts for the Department.

Director: Alan Jenne

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Game

The Game Division is responsible for management, protection, research and monitoring of wildlife classified as game mammals, upland and migratory game birds, and furbearing mammals. The division has four program areas: avian and terrestrial game species management, game wildlife/depredation control and compensation, predator management, and wildlife health and disease monitoring.

Director: Mike Scott

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Data and Technology Services

The Data and Technology Services Division is responsible for the business affairs of the Department, which include the management of the customer service programs comprised of licensing, boat titling and registrations, hunt applications and draws; special licenses, and permits; land agent activities; information technology services; and geographic information systems.

Director: Kim Munoz

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Law Enforcement

The Division of Law Enforcement is responsible for protecting Nevada’s wildlife resources and ensuring the safety of the boating public. Game Wardens enforce the wildlife and boating laws passed by the state legislature and regulations set by the Nevada Wildlife Commission. The Law Enforcement Division is also responsible for the statewide boating education program and implementing Operation Game Thief.

Director: Mike Maynard

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Wildlife Diversity

The Wildlife Diversity Division is dedicated to the preservation, management and study of Nevada's diverse, terrestrial, non-game wildlife heritage. Using habitat-based conservation planning, sound science, and innovative, collaborative partnerships, the Division protects and manages for healthy populations of hundreds of Nevada's wildlife species, including at-risk and sensitive species.

Director: Jen Newmark

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Fisheries

The Fisheries Division works to ensure the health and vitality of Nevada's fish in its network of streams, rivers, lakes and reservoirs. Hatcheries produce and stock fish, and biologists manage fish and amphibian populations, water quality, and aquatic habitat.

Director: Chris Crookshanks

Division Resources
Contacts

Contacts

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NDOW Employment Opportunities

Looking for a rewarding career in conservation? NDOW has a wide variety of employment opportunities with meaningful responsibilities that help shape the future of Nevada’s wildlife and wild spaces.

WILDLIFE STAFF SPECIALIST - Native Aquatics
Location: Reno, NV
Wildlife Staff Specialists perform program research, planning, analysis and evaluation; draft proposed legislation, policies, procedures and regulations related to wildlife management programs and activities throughout the State.
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FLEET SPECIALIST 1
Location: Reno, NV
This position will coordinate and manage the department’s fleet of approximately 370 vehicles, vessels, specialized equipment, and ATVs/UTVs
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CONSERVATION AID 3 - Kirch Wildlife Management Area
Location: Lund, NV
Conservation Aids assist professional staff in a variety of projects involving the conservation and preservation of the State's natural resources.
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CONSERVATION AID 2 - Kirch Wildlife Management Area
Location: Lund, NV
Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. OR Incumbents perform basic tasks or elements of the job not requiring the additional knowledge, skills and abilities to perform at the next level in the series.
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CONSERVATION AID 1 - Kirch Wildlife Management Area
Location: Lund, NV
Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.
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CONSERVATION AID 3
Location: Winnemucca, NV
Conservation Aids assist professional staff in a variety of projects involving the conservation and preservation of the State's natural resources. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
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CONSERVATION AID 2
Location: Winnemucca, NV
Conservation Aids assist professional staff in a variety of projects involving the conservation and preservation of the State's natural resources. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
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