Wildlife on the Nevada National Security Site

General Information Product 180
Prepared in collaboration with the USGS Southwest Science Center; Nevada National Security Site; Nevada Department of Wildlife; U.S. Department of Energy; and National Security Technologies, LLC
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Mountain lions, desert bighorn sheep, mule deer, and a variety of other wildlife live on and pass through the Nevada National Security Site each day. It is a highly restricted area that is free of hunting and has surprisingly pristine areas. This 22-minute program highlights an extraordinary study on how mountain lions interact with their prey. It shows how the scientists use helicopters and classical lion tracking to check on these animals' health, follow their movements, and fit them with GPS collars. Results from this work provide impressive insight into how these animals survive. The video is also available at the following YouTube link: Wildlife on the Nevada National Security Site.

Suggested Citation

Longshore, Kathleen, and Wessells, S.M, Wildlife on the Nevada National Security Site: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 180, video, https://doi.org/10.3133/gip180.

ISSN: 2332-354X (online)

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Wildlife on the Nevada National Security Site
Series title General Information Product
Series number 180
DOI 10.3133/gip180
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Western Ecological Research Center
Description Video file; Transcript; Subtitles
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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