State Threatened and Endangered Species Program

lvbuckwheat_habitatlvbuckwheat_female_flowerslvbuckwheat_male_flowersNevada Resived Statute 527  requires NDF to maintain and hold meetings about endangered and sensitve species.

NRS 527.260 Legislative finding.

1.The Legislature finds that:

(a) The economic growth of the State of Nevada has been attended with some serious and unfortunate consequences. Nevada has experienced the extermination or extirpation of some of her native species of flora. Serious losses have occurred and are occurring in other species of flora with important economic, educational, historical, political, recreational, scientific and aesthetic values.

(b) The people of the State of Nevada have an obligation to conserve and protect the various species of flora which are threatened with extinction.

2. The purpose of NRS 527.260 to 527.300, inclusive, is to provide a program for the conservation, protection, restoration and propagation of selected species of flora and for the perpetuation of the habitats of such species.

  (Added to NRS by 1969, 775)

NRS 527.270 List of species declared to be threatened with extinction; special permit required for removal or destruction. A species or subspecies of native flora shall be regarded as threatened with extinction when the State Forester Firewarden, after consultation with competent authorities, determines that its existence is endangered and its survival requires assistance because of overexploitation, disease or other factors or because its habitat is threatened with destruction, drastic modification or severe curtailment. Any species declared to be threatened with extinction shall be placed on the list of fully protected species, and no member of its kind may be removed or destroyed at any time by any means except under special permit issued by the State Forester Firewarden.

(Added to NRS by 1969, 775)

NRS 527.280  Destruction or removal of dangerous species by State Forester Firewarden.  Where any species of flora which is declared to be in danger of extinction pursuant to NRS 527.270 is found to be dangerous to domestic animals or fowl or a menace to health, the State Forester Firewarden may provide for its destruction or its removal, alive, for translocating.

(Added to NRS by 1969, 775)

NRS 527.290  Duties of Governor.  The Governor shall review the programs which he administers and, to the extent practicable, utilize such programs in furtherance of the purpose of NRS 527.260 to 527.300, inclusive, and shall encourage other state and federal agencies to use their authorities in such a manner.

(Added to NRS by 1969, 775)

NRS 527.300  Powers and duties of State Forester Firewarden.  In carrying out the program authorized by NRS 527.260 to 527.300, inclusive, the State Forester Firewarden, subject to the approval of the Director of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, shall cooperate, to the maximum extent practicable, with other states and with the counties in the State of Nevada, and may enter into agreements with such other states and counties and with other legal entities for the administration and management of any area established pursuant to NRS 527.260 to 527.300, inclusive, for the conservation, protection, restoration and propagation of species of native flora which are threatened with extinction.

(Added to NRS by 1969, 775; A 1977, 1168)

 

Contact:

John Christopherson
Natural Resource Program Manager
2478 Fairview Drive
Carson City, Nevada 89701
775-684-2507
Fax: 775-684-2571

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