In 1997, the Federal public lands agencies formed the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership (SNAP) to coordinate their conservation and management efforts. Since then, SNAP has become a national leader in protecting, restoring, and promoting responsible use of Federal lands.
The partnership consists of:
- Bureau of Land Management, Southern Nevada District
- National Park Service, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
- Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado Region
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex
- U.S. Forest Service, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area
SNAP agencies manage more than 10 million acres of public lands and water in Southern Nevada to provide conservation and recreational opportunities, including:
- Wildlife viewing
- Water sports
- Snow sports
- Off-roading vehicles
- And much more!
The “Engaging Communities through Stewardship” project is funded through Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act (SNPLMA) Round 17. The project is delivering a continuum of activities, including environmental education programs, stewardship events, and responsible outdoor recreation trainings designed to engage our local community, from childhood into adulthood, in their public lands.
The SNAP agencies are working with local community partners: Get Outdoors Nevada, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Utah Tech University, and Southern Nevada Conservancy. Together we will develop and conduct:
Through these programs, we will improve ecological literacy in youth, build public land stewardship with new audiences, increase numbers of safe and responsible recreational users, and build capacity for community members to become leaders of others in public land recreation.