Jennell M. Miller; Carol Servino


Southern Nevada Agency Partnership; Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act

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Four federal agencies manage seven million acres of federal lands in Southern Nevada. Increasing demands for use of these public lands has created the need for those agencies to form a unique interagency partnership and to work cooperatively in support of agency missions, protection of natural resources, and public service.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office, National Park Service (NPS) Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex, and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Spring Mountains National Recreation Area formed the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership (SNAP) in 1997 to address 14 initiatives and issues, including outdoor recreation education, science and research, resource protection, law enforcement, volunteerism, and litter clean-up.

This document provides recommendations for the best ways to achieve strategic goals and provide desired educational experiences through CE&I products and services such as programs, interpretive media, activities, facilities, and curricula.

SNAP has established five important areas to focus its work: science and research, community connection, protection, restoration, and complementary public use. CE&I services and programs are an important means by which SNAP can meet goals in the areas of community connection, resource protection, and complementary public use.


Education; Interagency coordination; Nevada


Civic and Community Engagement | Community-Based Learning | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Environmental Health and Protection | Natural Resources Management and Policy