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Hunting Season and Wildfire Danger

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016

Hunting Season and Wildfire Danger

Late summer is the kick off to hunting season that also coincides with the worst fire danger we see all year. Hunters, sportsmen and hikers can either contribute to fire prevention or in some cases make the situation much worst. Today, we sit down with Habitat Biologist, Lee Turner, and Volunteer Coordinator, Kim Toulouse, to talk about how to reduce your risk of starting a wildfire and NDOW’s...

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Celebrating Arbor Day in Nevada

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016

Celebrating Arbor Day in Nevada

April 29 is Arbor Day, an annual effort to promote public tree-planting in America and other countries. This week, on Nevada Wild, we sit down with habitat biologist Lee Turner to talk about trees: an important and sometimes misunderstood component of Nevada’s wildlife habitat. Nevada has many important habitats from the High Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Sagebrush Ecosystem. For people who...

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Re-establishing a World Class Nevada Fishery

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015

Re-establishing a World Class Nevada Fishery

Anyone who’s cares about fishing in Nevada has heard about Bassett and Comins Lakes, both near Ely in White Pine County. Both of these fisheries have been harmed by northern pike, an aggressive, invasive fish species. In this week’s show, Edwin and Teresa sit down with NDOW staff fisheries biologist Chris Crookshanks to talk about an upcoming project to eliminate pike and re-establish very...

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Importance of Habitat to Healthy and Sustainable Wildlife in Nevada

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015

Importance of Habitat to Healthy and Sustainable Wildlife in Nevada

This week, Edwin and Teresa sit down with habitat biologist Lee Turner to discuss the importance of habitat to healthy and sustainable wildlife. Lee also talks in detail about a specific habitat project in the Desatoya Mountain range. http://nevadawild.org/audio/NevadaWild-Season-1-Episode-21.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Seeding Project Aims to Jumpstart Crucial Habitat

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014

Seeding Project Aims to Jumpstart Crucial Habitat

O n a cold and windy morning in November, 45 men and women took to the hills in the Bodie Hills to plant as many sagebrush seedlings as they could in a two-day span. Besides the cold, the work itself was physically demanding as each seedling had to be planted by hand. What makes this story even more interesting is the fact that many of the people on those hills volunteered to be there....

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