Southern Nevada Agency Partnership

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:

  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Water sports
  • Snow sports
  • Bicycling
  • Off-roading vehicles
  • And much more!

Engaging Communities

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:


Environmental Education programs to bring K-12 students and educators onto the public lands to engage in hands-on learning and build memories to last a lifetime.


Volunteer events to connect community members to public lands by fostering stewardship and building personal connections to these protected places.


Trainings for community leaders to empower participants to safely and ethically recreate outdoors while sharing their passion for our public lands with others.

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.

Engaging Communities Federal Representatives

Bureau of Land Management

Southern Nevada District Office

(702) 515-5000

Bureau of Reclamation

Lower Colorado Regional Office
PO Box 61470 Boulder City, NV 89006

(702) 293-8000
Hoover Dam Visitor Center Website:

Lower Colorado Basin Website:

National Park Service

Lake Mead National
Recreation Area
601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005

(702) 293-8990

U.S. Forest Service

Spring Mountains
Visitor Gateway

2525 Kyle Canyon Rd
Mt Charleston, NV 89124

(702) 872-5486

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Jennifer Heroux
Visitor Services Manager

(702) 515-5453