CARSON CITY – The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (NDCNR) is under new leadership after Director Bradley Crowell was tapped by the Biden administration to serve on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Deputy Director Jim Lawrence has been named by Gov. Steve Sisolak as acting director for the agency.
Lawrence has been in his role at NDCNR since 2015 and with the agency for 23 years. He has more than three decades’ experience in natural resource protection and land use planning in Nevada.
The governor’s office noted, “Jim has played an integral role in advancing a myriad of environmental improvement and sustainable recreation initiatives at Lake Tahoe, as well as overseeing the development and implementation of Nevada’s cutting-edge sagebrush ecosystem conservation credit program.”
“Jim’s leadership has been pivotal to advancing the State’s diverse array of environmental and cultural resource protection initiatives, and I would like to personally thank him for his commitment to Nevada and dedication to the Department,” Gov. Sisolak said.
Source: Nevada Governor’s Office