Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
In the late 1950's the Nevada Fish and Game Commission recognized the wildlife values of what is now the Kirch Wildlife Management Area. The area was purchased in April 1959 with Pittman-Robertson funds primarily for waterfowl, with secondary considerations to be given to fish and other wildlife species. Fishing is the most popular activity on the management area in terms of public use days. A conflict apparently exists between public fishing interests and waterfowl production from prime waterfowl habitat. Modification of future fishing regulations would then depend upon maximum assurance that high waterfowl production from prime waterfowl habitat would continue.