Although much of the Department’s wildlife resource data is available without constraint, improper use of these data can result in adverse impacts to Nevada’s wildlife heritage. The following terms and responsibilities are agreed to by the user upon download or receipt of any or several of the Department’s datasets provided by this website:
- It is the responsibility of user to recognize that data can rapidly become obsolete and/or out-of-date relative to the environmental conditions on the ground. The user is responsible for determining if data previously downloaded or received from the Department is still temporally and spatially appropriate for its intended use;
- The user is responsible for contacting the NDOW to validate previously downloaded or received data’s currentness and/or request updated or new data for future use;
- The user is responsible for destroying or replacing any and all data deemed obsolete or expired;
- The user is responsible for fully reviewing the geographic extents of the data downloaded or received and determining if the spatial scope of the data is appropriate for its intended use;
- The user is responsible for fully reviewing the attribute data associated with spatial data formats and understanding the scope, intent, and limitations of the information contained therein;
- The user is responsible for fully reviewing any and all metadata and understanding the definitions, explanations, limitations, and restrictions contained therein;
- The user is responsible for understanding the scope and potential limitations of the data provided by this website and shall not use the data in a manner that misconstrues or misrepresents the information contained therein;
- The user is responsible for understanding that the absence of data does not necessarily represent the absence of wildlife resources on the ground; and
- The user is responsible for contacting the Department should any aspect of the scope, use, limitations, or information contained in the data or metadata is unclear or absent prior to use.
The absence of clear or complete information regarding the description or limitation of the data does not excuse the user of any of the responsibilities stated above. Furthermore, the user shall comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations affording protection to wildlife species and their habitat. Such laws and regulations include, but are not limited to, Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) Title 45 – Wildlife, specifically NRS 501.100 Legislative declaration regarding wildlife; NRS 501.110 Classification of wildlife; NRS 503.610 Protection of bald eagle and golden eagle; NRS 503.620 Protection of birds included in Migratory Bird Treaty Act; and federal regulations pertaining to threatened and endangered species.
The user shall defend, indemnify, release, and hold the Department harmless from and against all claims, losses, and expenses that may arise from of the use or misuse of any and all data provided by this website.
Maps and other products derived or produced using NDOW data must clearly and accurately represent the information contained therein and must clearly list the Nevada Department of Wildlife as a data source. It is also strogly recommended that any products derived or produced using NDOW data contain the following disclaimer:
"No warranty is made by the Nevada Department of Wildlife as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data. Original data were compiled from various sources. This information may not meet National Map Accuracy Standards."
The information and data provided by this website are subject to change without notice. The NDOW reserves the right to revise these Terms and Responsibilities at any time.
No warranty is made by the Nevada Department of Wildlife as to the accuracy,
reliability, or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use
with other data. Original data were compiled from various sources. This
information may not meet National Map Accuracy Standards. These products
were developed through digital means and may be updated without notification.