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Biological and ecological science for Nevada—The Silver State

October 4, 2017

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.

Publication Year 2017
Title Biological and ecological science for Nevada—The Silver State
DOI 10.3133/fs20173075
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2017-3075
Index ID fs20173075
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Office of the AD Ecosystems