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The present report is a biological inventory of the Southern Nevada Water Project, Second Stage. The boundaries of the project encompass sections of North Las Vegas, Las Vegas, East Las Vegas and areas along Las Vegas Wash extending to its drainage point in Las Vegas Bay in Lake Mead. Therefore, it encompasses a wide array of ecological situations and landscapes ranging from essentially natural to various stages of urban development.

This biological inventory presents basic ecological classifications, descriptions of vegetation, lists of vascular plants and vertebrates known to occur in the area. Each major group, i.e., plants, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals are characterized ecologically by biotic community. Basic life history data are given for all species of vertebrates found on the project area. Species of special status such as threatened, endangered, protected or of game status are further discussed.


Animals--Classification; Biotic communities--Classification; Desert plants; Ephemeral streams; Floodplain plants; Nevada--Las Vegas Wash; United States--Lake Mead; Vegetation classification


Biology | Botany | Desert Ecology | Environmental Monitoring | Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology | Water Resource Management