Nevada State Conservation Partnership

The Nevada Bird Habitat Conservation Partnership (NBHCP) is a coalition of diverse partners focused on healthy bird habitat conservation in Nevada.  The core purpose of the NBHCP is to provide a forum for coordinating people and projects focused on healthy bird habitat conservation.

The vision of the NBHCP is for effective and efficient project implementation to conserve diverse habitats, benefitting multiple species through the cooperation of multiple partners.

Goals of the NBHCP include:

  • Increase partnership with broad involvement and fully inclusive of all interested entities.
  • Reduction of duplicative efforts among partners.
  • Increased knowledge and information sharing among partners. 
Surrounding mountains reflect upon the River Fork Ranch in Carson Valley.

Project Spotlight

Volunteer planting at Swan Lake.  (© R. Wilson)

Swan Lake Nature Study Area is a playa lake that serves as an important site for migrating waterbirds, particularly Snow Geese and Tundra Swans and many resident species.  Various species, such as American Avocet, White-faced Ibis, and several waterfowl species utilize the emergent wetland marshes for breeding and nesting habitat.   Horse Creek drains into Swan Lake along with...

Susan Abele 
Nevada State Coordinator,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
1340 Financial Boulevard, Suite 234 
Reno, NV 89502 
O: 775.861.6346

Alan Jenne
Habitat Division Chief
Nevada Department of Wildlife
6980 Sierra Center Parkway, Suite 120
Reno, NV  89511
O: 775.688.1560
Nevada Department of Wildlife

John Tull
Nevada Science Coordinator
Science Applications, Pacific SW Region
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1340 Financial Blvd
Reno, NV 89502