Desert Conservation Program

Request for Public Comment - Draft Implementation Plan and Budget for 2023-2025

In coordination with the Permittees of the Clark County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Clark County Desert Conservation Program has prepared its Draft Implementation Plan and Budget for the 2023-2025 biennium.

The Desert Conservation Program is currently seeking public comment on the draft plan.  Comments may be submitted by email to, or by mail to:

Desert Conservation Program
4701 West Russell Road, Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. PST on February 5th, 2023.

History of MSHCP Timeline BEYOND 15 years

The Desert Conservation Program implements actions to ensure survivability of covered species in the wild. These actions include research, acquisition of sensitive habitats, habitat restoration, public information and education, the Wild Desert Tortoise Assistance Line and installation and maintenance of fencing along roadways to reduce tortoise mortality.
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Tortoise_01Attention All Construction Personnel!
If you see a wild desert tortoise on a construction site, please call the Wild Desert Tortoise Assistance Line at 702-593-9027. The tortoise will be picked up, free of charge.

Construction Site Training
Please contact DCP if you would like to schedule a desert tortoise training session for your construction staff. We will explain what do to if you find a wild desert tortoise on your construction site. Training will be provided free of charge. Please contact DCP at 702-455-3536.