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Life Jacket Loaner Stations

Posted by on Aug 12, 2017

Life Jacket Loaner Stations

The water flows on the Truckee and other rivers in Nevada have finally slowed, bringing boaters and swimmers out in force. Even with low flows, moving water can still be very dangerous. To help promote water safety, The Nevada Department of Wildlife, the City of Reno, Truckee River Foundation and One Truckee River Initiative opened two life jacket loaner stations this summer to offer life...

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Living with Coyotes

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017

Living with Coyotes

Coyotes are a part of life in the high and low desert alike. As a fundamental part of life in Nevada, it’s important to learn to live with these often misunderstood animals. To help the public, NDOW has scheduled two workshops to teach the public about how to manage coyote conflicts. This week, Edwin sits down with Carl Frey, a member of wildlife services, and Jessica Heitt, a specialist in...

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Wildfires

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017

Wildfires

Northern Nevada and California are ablaze with wildfire, a hangover from record winter precipitation. The first priority is always to save lives and property, but what happens to the wildlife and habitat that make up these remote locations both during and after the blaze? This week, Edwin sits down to talk about wildlife, habitat and future fire restoration with Alan Jenne, NDOW’s chief of...

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Living With Wildlife

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017

Living With Wildlife

One of the best parts of living in Northern Nevada is the abundant open spaces and the opportunity we have to see wildlife. July is Bear Logic month which is a great reminder for people to act responsibly around bears and other wildlife. This week Edwin talks with NDOW Bear Biologist Carl Lackey and Chief Game Warden Tyler Turnipseed about living with wildlife....

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Cold Water Boating Dangers

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017

Cold Water Boating Dangers

Even in July, cold water can be a serious danger to boaters and swimmers. Cold water can kill whether you fall overboard or jump in the water for a swim. In fact, one of the most common dangers of boating is an accidental fall overboard that too often leads to drowning. This week, guest host Aaron Keller sits down with Ed Lyngar, boating education coordinator and Fred Messmann, deputy director...

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Operation Dry Water

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017

Operation Dry Water

Game wardens in Nevada, along with boating law enforcement officers across the country, will be on the lookout for drunken and “stoned” boaters during the annual Operation Dry Water program this weekend, June 30-July 2. Many people are not aware that operating a boat drunk is the same crime as operating a car while under the influence and Operation Dry Water is a national effort to bring...

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