Biological and ecological science for Nevada—The Silver State

Fact Sheet 2017-3075



Nevada is rich in minerals, energy, rangelands, mountains, deserts, lakes, fish, and wildlife. Many enterprises critical to Nevada's economy are based on natural resources including solar energy, livestock production, hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreation. Nevada is a national leader in both geothermal and solar utility-scale energy production, and invested more than $1.2 million in 2016 in solar development alone. Agriculture, primarily livestock production, generates more than half a billion dollars annually, and wildlife watching, hunting, and fishing contribute more than $1 billion to Nevada's economy annually.

Suggested Citation

U.S. Geological Survey, 2017, Biological and ecological science for Nevada—The Silver State: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017-3075, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area
  • A Renewable Energy Powerhouse
  • The Greater Sage-Grouse: Bellwether of the Sagebrush Steppe
  • Restoring a Cultural Legacy: Nevada's Bighorn Sheep
  • Combatting Unwanted Invaders
  • Recovering from Wildfire
  • Containing the Threat of Invasive Mussels
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Biological and ecological science for Nevada—The Silver State
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2017-3075
DOI 10.3133/fs20173075
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Office of the AD Ecosystems
Description 2 p.
Country United States
State Nevada
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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