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Nevada Heritage Program

The Nevada Natural Heritage Program systematically collects information on Nevada's at-risk biological features. Staff biologists and data management specialists consolidate natural resource information from diverse sources such as field surveys, museum collections, resource management agencies, published and unpublished reports, and knowledgeable individuals. They research and record facts: the existence, locations, numbers, condition, biology, and habitats of species and biological communities. This comprehensive inventory is maintained in an easily accessible system of computer databases, topographic maps, and manual files, and is continually updated, refined, and subjected to quality controls. Program information becomes more complete each year, and also continues changing to reflect current conditions on the landscape.