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1 NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE Senate & Assembly Natural Resources Committees February 23-24, 2011 Mission Statement To protect, preserve, manage and restore wildlife and its habitat for its aesthetic, scientific, educational, recreational, and economic benefit to citizens of Nevada and the United States, and to promote the safety of persons using vessels on the waters of this state. February 23-24, February 23-24, Wildlife Conservation in Nevada 1877 First State Fish Commissioner 1901 First permanent State Fish Commission employee 1917 State Fish and Game Commission and Office of State Game Warden established 1920 to 1948 County control 1947 State Fish and Game Commission made up of 17 county representatives and county game boards are established 1960 Nevada Boat Act enacted 1969 State Fish and Game Commission reduced to nine members all appointed by the Governor; name change from Nevada Fish and Game Commission to Nevada Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Conservation in Nevada 1979 Department of Fish and Game becomes Nevada Department of Wildlife to reflect responsibilities for ALL wildlife per NRS Legislature realigned Department as a Division of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 2003 Division realigned as a Department through State Legislature and made a Cabinet level agency February 23-24, February 23-24,

2 Nevada s Wildlife Responsibilities 892 different species regularly occurring in Nevada February 23-24, species of birds 173 species of fish 161 species of mammals 78 species of reptiles 24 amphibian species Economic Impacts Of Wildlife and Boating Related Recreation To Nevada Sportfishing $272,474,092 retail sales $21,679,255 local/state tax revenues Wildlife Watching $362,229,000 retail sales $53,134,171 local/state tax revenues Hunting $145,208,313 retail sales $11,717,320 local/state tax revenues Boating* $1,076,000,000 retail sales Total estimated value of wildlife & boating to Nevada s economy is $1,942,442,151 each year Sportfishing data from Southwick Associates, Sportfishing in America An Economic Engine and Conservation Powerhouse. Hunting data from Southwick and Associates, Hunting in America An Economic Engine and Conservation Powerhouse. Wildlife Watching data from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service s Wildlife Watching in the U.S.: The Economic Impacts on National and State Economies in 2006 Addendum to the 2006 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation. *Boating data from survey conducted in 2006 by the Recreational Marine Research Center at Michigan State University for the National Marine Manufacturers Association. No tax revenue estimates available. February 23-24, Nevada Department Of Wildlife Agency Program Profile Department Structure Director s Office Board of Wildlife Commissioners Governor Appointed 9 Member Board 17 County Advisory Boards to Manage Wildlife Appointed by 17 County Commissions Director and Commission Secretary Governor Appointed 243 Full Time Employee Positions Statewide 7 Program Divisions Operations Division Conservation Education Division Fisheries Division Game Division Habitat Division Wildlife Diversity Division Law Enforcement Division Fiscal Services Section There are 3 regional offices (Reno, Elko and Las Vegas),11 field offices and regional supervisors report directly to their respective Division Administrator. February 23-24, D-2 February 23-24,

3 FY10-11 Budget Reductions General Fund Reductions Leg Approved: FY10: $836k FY11: $849k After Cuts: FY10: $782k FY11: $722k Elimination of 3 positions: Fish Hatchery Technician (fisheries) Wildlife Staff Specialist (fisheries) Conservation Aid (diversity/native wildlife) Reductions in travel & training State Funding APPROPRIATIONS Description FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 & FY13 GENERAL FUND 1,344,588 1,195,893 1,276,020 1,235, , , ,764 TOURISM FUND 400, , , , TOTAL 1,744,588 1,595,893 1,576,020 1,385, , , ,764 % CHANGE FROM FY % -9.66% % % % % 1,800,000 1,600,000 1,400,000 1,200,000 1,000, , , , ,000 - FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 & FY13 TOURISM FUND GENERAL FUND February 23-24, February 23-24, General Fund Impacts Nuisance Wildlife most activities curtailed bear aware program suspended information provided on website Marketing marketing program suspended State Wildlife Action Plan (fed match) management of all native wildlife game and non-game shifting work away from surveys to habitat restoration Threatened & Endangered Species (fed match) vital survey work to prevent species listing Session Priorities Budget Splits General Fund Loss Capital Improvement Projects NDOW Headquarters electrical, roofing, HVAC Lake Mead Hatchery water treatment design phase Legislation: AB13 Juvenile Hunting Offenses AB19 Interstate Fishing & Special Fishing Permits February 23-24, D-3 February 23-24,

4 Other NDOW Priorities Mule Deer Restoration Sage-grouse Restoration Nevada Partners for Conservation & Development (sagebrush ecosystems) Aquatic Invasive Species Energy & Mining Development NDOW Budget Split Plan Overview FY10 Budgets FY11 Split FY12-13 Split B/A Description B/A Description B/A Description 1511 CIP Wildlife Department 1511 NDOW Q1 Projects (rename) 1511 NDOW Q1 Projects 4451 NDOW Habitat Enhancements 4451 NDOW Habitat Enhancements 4451 NDOW Habitat Enhancements 4452 NDOW Administration 4452 NDOW Administration 4457 NDOW Heritage Account 4454 NDOW Trout Stamp Program 4454 NDOW Trout Stamp Program 4458 NDOW Wildlife Account 4456 NDOW Boating Program 4456 NDOW Boating Program 4460 NDOW Director's Office 4457 NDOW Heritage Account 4457 NDOW Heritage Account 4461 NDOW Operations 4458 NDOW Obligated Reserve NDOW Wildlife Account/ 4458 Obligated Reserve 4462 NDOW Conservation Education 4460 NDOW Director's Office 4463 NDOW Law Enforcement 4461 NDOW Operations 4464 NDOW Game Management 4465 NDOW Fisheries Management 4466 NDOW Wildlife Diversity 4467 NDOW Habitat 5010 NDOW Gift Account February 23-24, February 23-24, NDOW Operating Budget Summary FY Biennium Governor Recommends CONSERVATION LAW GAME FISHERIES DIVERSITY FY2012 DIRECTOR OPERATIONS EDUCATION ENFORCEMENT MANAGEMENT MANAGEMENT (Native Wildlife) HABITAT NDOW OPERATING FEDERAL FUNDS 47, ,831 1,060,716 1,377,128 2,467,093 4,534,690 1,199,361 3,519,018 14,924,092 FEES 1,486,220 2,851, ,945 4,816,742 1,730,134 2,031, ,804 1,560,746 15,272,301 GENERAL FUND 149, , ,764 COST ALLOCATIONS 1,631,968 1,542, ,460 3,904,095 OTHER INCOME - 27,500-1,463, ,398-1,627,605 TOTAL REVENUE 3,165,443 5,140,652 2,145,121 7,657,577 4,197,227 6,715,638 2,121,435 5,079,764 36,222,857 PERSONNEL 1,445,454 2,266,766 1,403,180 4,470,049 2,332,979 3,047,455 1,312,970 2,308,339 18,587,192 OTHER EXPENSES 1,719,989 2,873, ,941 3,187,528 1,864,248 3,668, ,465 2,771,425 17,635,665 TOTAL EXPENDITURE 3,165,443 5,140,652 2,145,121 7,657,577 4,197,227 6,715,638 2,121,435 5,079,764 36,222,857 FY TOTAL FEDERAL FUNDS 49, ,395 1,059,646 1,375,344 2,467,682 4,670,913 1,209,509 3,198,514 14,739,010 FEES 1,481,343 2,880, ,801 4,628,321 1,773,324 2,011, ,694 1,505,357 14,960,279 GENERAL FUND , , ,765 COST ALLOCATIONS 1,676,116 1,560, , ,040,409 OTHER INCOME - 27,500-1,463, ,187-1,628,394 TOTAL REVENUE 3,206,466 5,177,686 2,243,941 7,467,372 4,241,006 6,832,252 1,990,263 4,703,871 35,862,857 PERSONNEL 1,466,120 2,296,922 1,422,756 4,526,101 2,364,741 3,091,230 1,328,181 2,347,788 18,843,839 OTHER EXPENSES 1,740,346 2,880, ,185 2,941,271 1,876,265 3,741, ,082 2,356,083 17,019,018 TOTAL EXPENDITURE 3,206,466 5,177,686 2,243,941 7,467,372 4,241,006 6,832,252 1,990,263 4,703,871 35,862,857 FTEs Operating Revenue FY12 OTHER INCOME, 5.04% GENERAL FUND, 1.53% FEDERAL FUNDS, 46.18% FEES, 47.26% February 23-24, D-4 February 23-24,

5 Functions/Activities DIRECTOR S OFFICE Department Oversight Wildlife Commission Support Fiscal Services Budgeting & accounting Contracts Grants management Personnel Services Allocated Costs Indirect cost charges Vehicle allocations Uniform allocations February 23-24, February 23-24, ACCOMPLISHMENTS DIRECTOR'S OFFICE Creation of Deputy Director for Administrative Services position Budget split plan Updating department policies & procedures Streamlined business processes to increase efficiencies RGL/Cat Description FY 2012 FY STATEWIDE WILDLIFE GRANTS 2,493 2, FEDERAL PITTMAN ROBERTSON AID 22,381 23, FEDERAL DINGELL JOHNSON AID 22,381 23, REIMBURSEMENT INDIRECT COSTS 1,631,968 1,676, TRANS UNRESTRICTED REVENUE 1,486,220 1,481,343 REVENUE 3,165,443 3,206,466 CHALLENGES Synching allocated costs with other operating budgets & wildlife account Operationalize new budget structure Enhancing fiscal services support to divisions Enhance communications within organization 01 PERSONNEL SERVICES 1,445,454 1,466, OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL 14,157 14, IN-STATE TRAVEL 7,369 7, OPERATING 2,369 2, DIRECTOR 46,024 46, BOARD OF WILDLIFE COMMISSIONERS 32,689 34, COUNTY ADVISORY BOARDS 46,139 46, FISCAL SERVICES 3,824 3, VEHICLES 890, , INFORMATION SERVICES 3,013 2, UNIFORM ALLOWANCE 109, , TRAINING 23,526 17, PURCHASING ASSESSMENT 22,124 22, STATEWIDE COST ALLOCATION PLAN 432, , AG COST ALLOCATION PLAN 86, ,301 EXPENDITURES 3,165,443 3,206,466 February 23-24, D-5 February 23-24,

6 DIRECTORS POSITIONS: DIRECTOR, WILDLIFE 1.00 DEPUTY DIRECTOR, WILDLIFE 2.00 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT 1.00 MANAGEMENT ANALYST PERSONNEL OFFICER PERSONNEL TECHNICIAN directors office positions: 7.00 ADMIN SERVICES OFFICER ADMIN SERVICES OFFICER ADMIN SERVICES OFFICER BUDGET ANALYST ACCOUNTANT TECHNICIAN PURCHASING TECHNICIAN ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT fiscal services positions: Total Directors Positions: February 23-24, February 23-24, OPERATIONS DIVISION February 23-24, D-6 February 23-24,

7 Functions/Activities License & Registration Sales Nevada Wildlife Data System Administration Application Hunt System Administration Air Operations Engineering, Maintenance, & Lands Information Technology Support Regional and Field Office Clerical Support ACCOMPLISHMENTS Air Ops - Pilots with A&P certificates & maintenance contracts in place Established Engineering Section - team solutions Reinvigorated Land Agent coordination with Division of State Lands Licensing Point of Sales systems at License Agents Hunter-friendly improvements to Application Hunt (tag) process Info tech support to agency - continuous improvements CHALLENGES Air Ops - continue to meet survey demands within budget Decline in Boat Revenues potential customer service impact Application Hunt (tags) process - establish 100% on-line Boat registration - encourage more on-line renewals February 23-24, February 23-24, WILDLIFE - OPERATIONS RGL/Cat Description FY 2012 FY FED BOAT AID USCG 274, , FED STATEWIDE WILDLIFE GRANTS 6,991 16, FEDERAL PITTMAN ROBERTSON AID 302, , FED DINGELL JOHNSON AID 101,944 18, FED LANDOWNER INCENTIVES 33,017 31, REIMBURSEMENT INDIRECT 1,542,667 1,560, RENTAL INCOME 27,500 27, TRANS FROM OTHER B/A SAME FUND 44,195 44, TRANS UNRESTRICTED REVENUE 862, , TRANSFER BOATING REVENUE 412, , TRANSFER APPLICATION FEES 1,532,351 1,561,697 REVENUE 5,140,652 5,177, PERSONNEL SERVICES 2,266,766 2,296, OPERATING 55,265 55, MAINT OF BUILDINGS & GROUNDS 53,636 53, ADMINISTRATION 433, , NEVADA WILDLIFE DATABASE SYSTEM 283, , APPLICATION HUNT SYSTEM 841, , AIR OPERATIONS 326, , ENGINEERING 21,661 13, HOUSING MAINTENANCE 60,617 60, TRANSFER VEHICLES 43,202 43, INFORMATION SERVICES 130, , ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 125, , UTILITIES 435, , TRANS TO STATE LANDS 62,260 63,227 EXPENDITURES 5,140,652 5,177,686 OPERATIONS POSITIONS: DIV ADMNR, WILDLIFE ADMIN 1.00 CHIEF PILOT 1.00 PILOT SUPVR, PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER 1.00 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER 1.00 STATE LAND AGENT MAINTENANCE REPAIR SPEC IT PROFESSIONAL IT TECHNICIAN admin & support staff 9.00 BUSINESS PROCESS ANALYST PROGRAM OFFICER PROGRAM OFFICER PROGRAM OFFICER ADMIN ASSISTANT ADMIN ASSISTANT ADMIN ASSISTANT ADMIN AID 3.00 business office positions Total Ops Positions February 23-24, D-7 February 23-24,

8 February 23-24, February 23-24, Functions/Activities CONSERVATION EDUCATION DIVISION Public & Media Relations Volunteer Program Administration Hunter Safety Education Program Angler Education Program Wildlife Education Programs Publications Webmaster Commission Videography February 23-24, D-8 February 23-24,

9 ACCOMPLISHMENTS Apprentice License instituted in an effort to recruit new hunters Conserve Wildlife license plate approved - proceeds will benefit NDOW education programs Established Archery Education program (NASP) in Clark County with 8,500 students from 32 schools Clark County Shooting Park and Education Center opened with substantial grant assistance from Nevada Department of Wildlife Hunter Education volunteers taught 194 classes to 3,192 students statewide Angler Education volunteers held 136 classes and clinics instructing over 6,800 participants Trout in the Classroom program has 140 classrooms in 130 schools impacting over 3,000 students Wildlife Education program reached approximately 15,000 participants in workshops and events Volunteers have contributed 15,000 hours of time plus miles valued at $600,000 Website had 335,279 unique visitors with 3,274,288 page-views per year and social media developed Loss of General Fund Human/wildlife conflict education CHALLENGES Ability to continue supporting general wildlife education programs Increasing hunting and fishing license sales and participation Expanding use of alternative media in the face of reductions of traditional media outlets Expanding volunteer hours Educating the public to stop the spread of Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species CONSERVATION EDUCATION RGL/Cat Description FY 2012 FY FED HUNTER SAFETY AID 694, , FED DIGNELL JOHNSON AID 366, , REIMBURSEMENT 729, , TRANS FROM OTHER B/A SAME FUND 354, ,801 REVENUE 2,145,121 2,243, PERSONNEL SERVICES 1,403,180 1,422, OPERATING EXPENSES 269, , ADMINISTRATION 8,247 19, PUBLICATIONS 105, , PUBLIC AFFAIRS 81,560 81, SHOOTING RANGES 80,000 80, VOLUNTEER PROGRAM 4,630 4, HUNTER EDUCATION 148, , ANGLER EDUCATION 40,173 40, INFORMATION SERVICES 3,463 3,376 EXPENDITURES 2,145,121 2,243,941 February 23-24, February 23-24, CON ED POSITIONS: DIV ADMNR, CONSERVATION ED 1.00 PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER MARKETING COORDINATOR 1.00 STAFF CONSERVATION EDUCATOR 2.00 CONSERVATION EDUCATOR CONSERVATION EDUCATOR CONSERVATION EDUCATOR ADMIN ASSISTANT ADMIN ASSISTANT Total Con Ed Positions February 23-24, D-9 February 23-24,

10 Functions/Activities LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION Law Enforcement Patrol & Investigations Land and water based Boating Safety Education Boating Access Program Radio Dispatch & Communications February 23-24, February 23-24, ACCOMPLISHMENTS Establish a Major Wildlife Crimes Unit Consisting of a Captain (part time) and Statewide Investigator Enhanced Efficiency by Implementing an Electronic Boat Accident Reporting System Reduced Boating Fatalities From Previous Years Upgraded Approximately 50% of NDOW Radio Communications Repeater Sites to Meet 2013 Narrow Band Compliance Requirements Enhanced Calls for Service Response Time on Lake Mead with Joint Operational Law Enforcement Boat Docks Increased Public Safety on Lake Tahoe s Waters with Two Seasonal Game Wardens CHALLENGES Human Wildlife Conflicts Primarily Bears in Western Nevada, Coyotes in Southern Nevada, and Deer and Antelope in Eastern Nevada Decline in Boat Revenues Aging Equipment and Vehicles Potential Work Load Impacts from Aquatic Invasive Species Recruitment/Retention of Professionally Qualified Officers Meeting Public Expectations (Increases in number of hunting seasons, increase in rural recreational activities, increased popularity in shed antler hunting, congested area hunting and trapping) Extremely Large Patrol Areas (Average for Western US is 1 officer/1453 Sq. Miles, Nevada is 1 officer/3437 Sq. Miles) LAW ENFORCEMENT RGL/Cat Description FY 2012 FY BOAT FUEL TAX 1,365,288 1,365, FEDERAL BOAT AID 867, , FED BLM CONTRACT DISPATCH 46,410 46, FED DINGELL JOHNSON AID 463, , RETURNED CHECK FEES MISCELLANEOUS BOATING INCOME 44,221 44, BOATING S&F PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM 53,598 53, TRANS FROM BUDGET 4456 AND ,096 2, TRANS UNRESTRICTED REVENUE 3,397,342 3,341, TRANS BOATING REVENUE 1,300,922 1,167, TRANS GUIDE FEES 81,298 82, TRANS OPERATION GAME THIEF 35,084 35,084 REVENUE 7,657,577 7,467, PERSONNEL SERVICES 4,470,049 4,526, OPERATING EXPENSES 6,975 6, COMMUNICATIONS 347, , WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT 184, , BOATING ENFORCEMENT 316, , BOATING SAFETY 142, , BOATING ACCESS COORDINATION 12,650 12, BOATING ACCESS IMPROVEMENT 291, , BOATING REGISTRATION AND TITLING 94,774 95, TRANSFER VEHICLES 1,643,415 1,649, INFORMATION SERVICES 11,165 10, OPERATION GAME THIEF 35,084 35, BOATING ENFORCEMENT 56, BOATING SAFETY 0 10, TRANSFERS TO OTHER AGENCIES 41,463 41, LE BOATING SAFETY CLARK COUNTY 3,577 3,577 EXPENDITURES 7,657,577 7,467,371 February 23-24, D-10 February 23-24,

11 LE POSITIONS: CHIEF GAME WARDEN 1.00 STAFF GAME WARDEN 4.00 GAME WARDEN GAME WARDEN sworn positions STAFF CONSERVATION EDUCATOR 1.00 CONSERVATION EDUCATOR CONSERVATION STAFF SPEC COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS MGR 1.00 COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS SPEC PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER ADMIN ASSISTANT ADMIN ASSISTANT civilian positions Total LE Positions February 23-24, February 23-24, GAME MANAGEMENT DIVISION February 23-24, D-11 February 23-24,

12 Functions/Activities Big Game Species Management Avian Game Species Management Predation Management Wildlife Damage Programs Wildlife Health & Disease Monitoring ACCOMPLISHMENTS Nevada s first wildlife crossings for mule deer were completed Conserved 4,340 acres for sage grouse (PJ removal and meadow protection) Sage Grouse - Radio-collared 150 and monitored 7,399 males on 742 leks Translocated 332 upland game birds, 294 Canada geese, 40 bighorn sheep Banded 3,309 (FY10) and 3,912 (FY11) waterfowl & webless migratory game birds Conducted over 940 hours of aerial wildlife surveys Predator Management Program $490,379 spent for predator management Hired Mule Deer staff specialist position to coordinate mule deer conservation Implemented the Wildlife Health & Disease Program Wildlife Veterinarian CHALLENGES Evaluate 3 Wind & 1 Geothermal Green Energy Projects in Core Sage Grouse Areas Evaluation of 1 Major Transmission Line Project in Core E. NV Sage Grouse Areas Re-energize Local Area Sage Grouse Planning Groups to Implement Conservation Actions Provide additional safe wildlife crossings for mule deer on major roadways Address the high number of bear complaints Enhance Nevada s bighorn sheep resources through cooperation with Woolgrowers February 23-24, February 23-24, GAME MANAGEMENT RGL/Cat Description FY 2012 FY FED USFWS/BLM/USDA GRANTS 117, , USDA CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE 60,883 61, FED SNPLMA GRANT 67,875 64, FED PITTMAN ROBERTSON AID 2,220,574 2,221, TRANS FROM OTHER B/A SAME FUND TRANS UNRESTRICTED REVENUE 1,129,811 1,175, TRANSFER PREDATOR FEE 523, , TRANSFER ELK DAMAGE 69,161 69, TRANSFER UPLAND GAME 6,442 6,442 REVENUE 4,197,227 4,241, PERSONNEL SERVICES 2,332,979 2,364, OPERATING EXPENSES 927, , PRED MGT MT. LION WILDLIFE SERVICES 14,000 14, GAME ADMINISTRATION 29,739 29, PREDATOR MGT WILDLIFE SERVICES 400, , PREDATOR MGT NDOW PROJECTS 106, , VETERINARIAN 13,994 13, MULE DEER 174, , UPLAND GAME 6,442 6, MIGRATORY BIRD 29,461 29, FURBEARER 15,861 15, ELK DAMAGE 69,161 69, BEAR AWARE 1,646 1, NUISANCE ANIMAL CONTROL 5,989 5, SAGE GROUSE CONSERVATION 64,918 64, INFORMATION SERVICES 4,856 4,756 EXPENDITURES 4,197,226 4,241,005 GAME POSITIONS: DIV ADMNR, GAME MANAGEMENT 1.00 WILDLIFE HEALTH SPECIALIST 1.00 WILDLIFE STAFF SPECIALIST 5.00 BIOLOGIST BIOLOGIST ADMIN ASSISTANT Total Game Positions February 23-24, D-12 February 23-24,

13 FISHERIES MANAGEMENT DIVISION February 23-24, February 23-24, Functions/Activities Fish Production & Stocking Aquatic Endangered Species Management Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring Aquatic Species & Habitat Surveys Aquatic Disease Monitoring ACCOMPLISHMENTS Stocked 1,732,437 trout throughout Nevada in FY2010 Stocked 395 white crappies, 966 bluegill sunfish, 3,499 largemouth bass, 5,162 wipers, 765,000 walleye, 1,500 grass carp and 68,622 channel catfish in Nevada in FY2010 Partner in Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program Work towards Lahontan cutthroat and bull trout restoration and recovery Develop urban ponds (Baily Pond opened 2010, Crystal Peak Park scheduled to open in summer 2011) Provide anglers fishing information (news releases, web & written) Continue to install fish habitat structure in Lake Mohave Continue quagga mussel sampling in select waters statewide Continue statewide sampling of fish for mercury Manage native fish, crustaceans and amphibians Manage over 600 streams, rivers, lakes and reservoirs CHALLENGES Lake Mead Hatchery Closure/Reopening Lake Mead Trout Stocking Program Overloaded Hatcheries (production) Aquatic Invasive Species Loss of General Fund for Threatened & Endangered Aquatic Species Decline in Fishing License Sales Loss of Angler Access Loss of Fishable Waters (ponds & reservoirs) February 23-24, February 23-24, D-13

14 FISHERIES MANAGEMENT RGL/Cat Description FY 2012 FY APPROPRIATION CONTROL 149, , FED USFWS/BLM/USDA GRANTS 42,560 42, FED USDI PUPFISH 163, , COOP ENDANGERED SPECIES-SECT 6 296, , FED GRANT - NATIONAL PARK SERV 12,961 12, FED BUREAU OF RECLAMATION GRANT 68,330 73, FED SNPLMA GRANT 11,183 6, FED STATEWIDE WILDLIFE GRANTS 139, , FED DINGELL JOHNSON AID 1,423,676 1,563, SPORT FISH PRODUCTION/DISTRIBUTION 1,676,174 1,671, SPORT FISH HATCHERY REFURBISHMENT 700, , TRANS FROM OTHER B/A SAME FUND 1,289 1, TRANS UNRESTRICTED REVENUE 1,352,339 1,336, TRANSFER TROUT STAMPS 677, ,328 REVENUE 6,715,638 6,832, PERSONNEL SERVICES 3,047,455 3,091, OPERATING EXPENSES 5,482 5, FISHERIES SMALL GRANTS 8,597 8, SECTION 6 ENDANGERED SPECIES 19,339 29, BOR RAZORBACK 5,792 4, SWG AQUATIC CONSERVATION 10,745 10, SPORTFISH MANAGEMENT 330, , SPORTFISH PRODUCTION/DISTRIBUTION 420, , TRANSFER VEHICLES 1,482,986 1,514, INFORMATION SERVICES 6,697 6, HATCHERY REFURBISHMENT 8,123 8, HATCHERY BOND ISSUE COSTS 1,369,305 1,365,205 EXPENDITURE 6,715,638 6,832,252 FISHERIES POSITIONS: DIV ADMNR, FISHERIES 1.00 WILDLIFE STAFF SPECIALIST 3.00 BIOLOGIST BIOLOGIST FISH HATCHERY SUPERVISOR FISH HATCHERY TECHNICIAN FISH HATCHERY TECHNICIAN WILDLIFE AREA TECHNICIAN ADMIN ASSISTANT ADMIN ASSISTANT Total Fisheries Positions February 23-24, February 23-24, February 23-24, February 23-24, D-14

15 Functions/Activities WILDLIFE DIVERSITY DIVISION Wildlife Action Plan/State Wildlife Grant Implementation Endangered Species Monitoring Native Wildlife Surveys Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program Landowner Incentive Program Geographic Information System (GIS) Program February 23-24, February 23-24, ACCOMPLISHMENTS Implemented projects in Nevada s Wildlife Action Plan and the State Wildlife Grants Program Monitored and implemented conservation actions for Endangered Species and other Species of Conservation Priority Implemented private lands habitat improvement projects under the Landowner Incentive Program Implemented NDOW s role in the Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program Provided Habitat Division with input on potential impacts of proposed land uses on wildlife resources Completed 80 Geographic Information System (GIS) data analysis projects CHALLENGES Loss of General Funds to match federal State Wildlife Grant funds (65/35 federal to state match) Loss of General Funds will restrict our ability to gather current information on species and habitats. The lack of appropriate current information in the decision making process could delay energy project reviews and approvals Loss of General Fund to monitor and manage native wildlife increases the threat of species listing as threatened or endangered which would have a significant economic impact on Nevada Potential Reversion of Federal Funds without adequate General Fund match DIVERSITY RGL/Cat Description FY 2012 FY APPROPRIATION CONTROL 344, , SECTION 6 ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT 57,385 57, SWG PLAN AND IMPLEMENTATION 1,087,411 1,104, LANDOWNER INCENTIVE PROGRAM 54,565 47, TRANSFER FROM CONSERVATION (TAHOE EIP) 136, , TRANS UNRESTRICTED REVENUE 165,015 63, TRANS HABITAT CONSERVATION FEES 275, ,403 REVENUE 2,121,435 1,990, PERSONNEL SERVICES 1,312,970 1,328, OPERATING EXPENSES 353, , SWG PLAN IMPLEMENTATION 432, , LANDOWNER INCENTIVE PROGRAM 9,019 9, SECTION 6 ENDANGERED SPECIES 7,668 7, TAHOE EIP 2,354 2, INFORMATION SERVICES 2,678 2, TAHOE EIP 1,085 1,084 EXPENDITURES 2,121,435 1,990,263 February 23-24, D-15 February 23-24,

16 DIVERSITY POSITIONS: DIV ADMNR, WILDLIFE DIVERSITY 1.00 WILDLIFE STAFF SPECIALIST 3.00 BIOLOGIST BIOLOGIST CONSERVATION AID Total Diversity Positions February 23-24, February 23-24, Functions/Activities HABITAT DIVISION Wildlife Management Areas Water Development Mining Industrial Pond Permit Program Project Review includes energy development projects Habitat Restoration New NRCS position for Sage grouse habitat enhancements on private and public lands February 23-24, D-16 February 23-24,

17 ACCOMPLISHMENTS Continued management of Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) totaling 149,000 acres Constructed 4 new and rebuilt 2 small game guzzlers. Constructed 4 new and rebuilt 9 big game guzzlers. Performed maintenance on 75 big game guzzlers in Fiscal Year 2010 Hired Staff Specialist to administer the Partners for Conservation & Development program Provided oversight and consultation for 70 active mining operations and 83 industrial ponds Reviewed and provided comments on over 1,500 project proposals and land management plans with the potential to impact wildlife Continued restoration of wildfire impacted rangeland in northeastern Nevada. CHALLENGES Keep pace with the need to review and provide comments on projects and plans that may have impacts on wildlife and wildlife habitat Continue efforts to establish and energize the Partners for Conservation & Development Program with emphasis on rehabilitation of critical wildlife habitat impacted by wildfires and invasive vegetation Implement strategies that address the habitat needs of species of concern such as sage grouse and mule deer Effectively manage available water supplies to produce quality wetland habitat. Ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the agency water development program HABITAT RGL/Cat Description FY 2012 FY STATEWIDE WILDLIFE GRANTS 95, , FEDERAL PITTMAN ROBERTSON AID 2,956,585 2,656, FED DINGELL JOHNSON AID 467, , TRANSFER UNRESTRICTED REVENUE 930, , TRANS HABITAT CONSERVATION FEES 268, , TRANS DUCK STAMPS 100, , TRANSFER MINING ASSESSMENT 105, , TRANSFER UPLAND GAME STAMPS 156, ,049 REVENUE 5,079,764 4,703, PERSONNEL SERVICES 2,308,339 2,347, OPERATING EXPENSES 1,063, , CARSON WETLANDS 126, , TECHNICAL GUIDANCE 14,774 14, WMA SYSTEM 741, , SAGEBRUSH ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION 446, , HABITAT REHABILITATION/RESTORATION 136, , UPLAND GAME 29,384 29, WILDLIFE WATER DEVELOPMENT 114, , WILDLIFE MINING REHABILITATION 24,325 24, DUCK STAMP PROJECTS 69,125 69, INFORMATION SERVICES 5,358 5,248 EXPENDITURE 5,079,764 4,703,871 February 23-24, February 23-24, HABITAT POSITIONS: DIV ADMNR, HABITAT 1.00 WILDLIFE STAFF SPECIALIST 4.00 BIOLOGIST BIOLOGIST WILDLIFE AREA SUPERVISOR WILDLIFE AREA SUPERVISOR WILDLIFE AREA TECHNICIAN WILDLIFE AREA TECHNICIAN EQUIPMENT MECHANIC EQUIPMENT MECHANIC Total Habitat Positions February 23-24, D-17 February 23-24,

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