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Wildlife surveys and vegetation monitoring resume at the Las Vegas Wash

Biologist stands next to the Las Vegas Wash while conducting wildlife surveys

As our community slowly reopens across Southern Nevada, biologists are once again observing and documenting wildlife and vegetation at the Las Vegas Wash.

Typically, surveys at the Las Vegas Wash are conducted each year for three federally protected birds – the Yuma Ridgway’s rail, southwestern willow flycatcher, and yellow-billed cuckoo.

Due to the pandemic, the survey for the Yuma Ridgway’s rail was not completed, but surveys for the other two began in June and will continue through summer. Additionally, revegetation sites will be reviewed in August for progress.

Even while in the field, biologists are safeguarding against COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and wearing protective masks when necessary.

Learn more about research at the Las Vegas Wash >>

Las Vegas Wash Project Coordination Team • 100 City Parkway, Suite 700 • Las Vegas, NV 89106 • (702) 822-3300