Nevada Division of Wildlife
From Black Rock Desert Nevada wiki
- NDOW Website
- Nevada Predator Management Plan Fiscal Year 2006, pg 29 "Raven Control to Enhance Sage Grouse Nesting Success, Raven populations were controlled during the 2000-2004 sage grouse breeding and nesting seasons. The project treatment was conducted in the Grassy/Hart Camp area of Washoe County with control areas on the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge and the Lone Willow area of Humboldt County. Total size of the project area is approximately 250 square miles. During the first year of the study, the size of the study area was at least a third larger. However, with the establishment of the Black Rock National Conservation Area and its new wilderness area designation in the summer of 2001, a good portion of the contiguous sage grouse habitat to the east was lost in terms of our ability to control ravens and harvest grouse. Ravens were controlled through the use of lethal doses of corvicide-laced eggs and shooting.