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Ash Meadows

Quick Refuge Facts

  • Established: June, 18 1984.

  • Acres: 23,000 acres located in Nye County, NV.

  • Location: The refuge is located approximately 30 miles west of Pahrump, Nevada. Travel to the Refuge from Pahrump on Bell Vista Road, turning north at the refuge sign. From Las Vegas, take Highway 95 North to Nevada Highway 160, go south past the town of Crystal, Nevada and follow signs to the refuge.

  • The refuge was established to protect Federally listed endangered plant and animal species.

  • The refuge provides habitat for at least 24 plants and animals found nowhere else in the world.

  • Refuge habitat consists primarily of spring-fed wetlands and alkaline desert uplands.

  • The refuge supports two refugia populations of Devils Hole pupfish. These were established in the event of a catastrophe occuring at Devils Hole.

  • The refuge is in the habitat restoration stage and will remain so for many years.

  • Primary public use at the refuge consists of wildlife observation, hunting in the fall, and picnicking.




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