Combined, these various public sectors account for over 660 jobs in the county. Nearly 98 percent of the county is public land. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Defense maintains a significant presence in the county through the Nevada Test and Training Range. Meanwhile, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services manages the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge.
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Five state parks, the Caliente Youth Center, and the Nevada Department of Transportation provide significant employment throughout the county. Local public employers include Lincoln County Government, the City of Caliente, and the Lincoln County School District.