“To tackle the invasives-wildfire cycle, we need to be able to pull out all the tools in the toolbox,” said Alan Jenne, Nevada Department of Wildlife state director and IWJV Management Board member.
Other field tour stops included the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, a critical stopover site for migratory birds, the Pole Canyon Conservation Easement, a remarkable 12,122-acre easement on private land that secures critical habitat for a variety of sensitive wildlife species while also allowing public access to the US Forest Service lands beyond, and the flood-irrigated wet meadows of Maggie Creek Ranch.
From the spectacular high-elevation country in the Ruby Mountains to the oasis-like wet meadows on Maggie Creek Ranch, the importance of collaborative conservation shone through on each field tour stop.
“The strength of the IWJV’s partnership is just that – our partners. The field tour in northeast Nevada opened everyone’s eyes to what opportunities and future relationships could look like for those working in sagebrush country” said Ali Duvall, IWJV’s Director of Strategic Partnerships.
The IWJV would like to extend our thanks to the Nevada State Conservation Partnership and additional partners who pulled off an incredible northeast Nevada field tour, including Susan Abele and John Tull with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Alan Jenne and his colleagues with Nevada Department of Wildlife.