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Amargosa Desert - National Wildlife Refuge
Warm water from underground bubbles up through sand into clear spring pools.
Silvery blue pupfish dart between swaying strands of dark green algae.
Pebbled streams gurgle from hillside springs, sheltering snails smaller than
a grain of rice.
bicker in a nearby
scurries along the white powdery ground into shadows cast by a clump of rare Ash
Meadows blazing star.
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is a haven for rare native
and for people.
In a world of dwindling natural areas, especially wetlands, the Refuge protects a unique
piece of earth. Here you can escape the rush and blare of the city, admire the beauty of
the desert and wetlands, marvel at the variety of plant and
and know it will be here for generations to come.
Refuge HabitatLocated 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NV encompasses over ...
WildlifeAsh Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is a haven for wildlife, especially rare ...
Wildlife CalendarThis calendar is meant to provide visitors with a general guide to seasonal ...
Threatened & Endangered SpeciesAsh Meadows National Wildlife Refuge supports 25 plants and animals which ...
PlantsThe average rainfall in Ash Meadows is three inches per year: In years of ...
HistoryNative Americans have lived in Ash Meadows for thousands of years ...
RestorationThe refuge is currently in the habitat restoration stage and will likely ...
Quick Refuge Facts
Ash Meadows Satellite Image