Southern Nevada District Office

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Desert Tortoise Conservation Center 
The Desert Tortoise Conservation Center was established in 1990 to receive wild tortoises in harm’s way from development.  The Center has taken in unwanted pets tortoises since 1996 in the Las Vegas area. The Center is scheduled to close in December 2014 due to funding issues.  All healthy tortoises at the Center will be relocated to sites that will support the recovery of the species. Healthy tortoises will not be euthanized.

Interested in adopting a desert tortoise?

If you live in Nevada contact the Tortoise Group at (Southern Nevada) or the Reno Tur-toise Club (Northern Nevada) at

Other states have their own programs as well. If you live in California, Arizona or Utah, contact your state Fish and Game agency. 

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Welcome to Southern Nevada!

Beyond the bright lights of the Strip, the Southern Nevada District Office manages more than three million acres of Mojave Desert in Clark and Nye counties. The scenery varies from dramatically colorful geologic landforms and largely unspoiled panoramic vistas of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to remote and rugged wild landscapes of Gold Butte Back Country Byway. Recreation opportunities abound and viewing sites for desert plants and animals are easily accessible.

Whether you are a visitor or resident of Las Vegas, we encourage you to enjoy your public lands.

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Links of Interest

Current District Federal Register Notices

Notice of Availability Las Vegas and Pahrump Field Offices Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Nevada

Notice of Temporary Area Closure at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Due to Carpenter 1 Wildland Fire in Clark County, NV

Nevada Published Federal Register Notices 
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BLM Southern Nevada District Office
4701 North Torrey Pines Drive,  Las Vegas,  NV 89130 
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F  
Public Room Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F