Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Amargosa Valley

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The Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is a protected wildlife refuge located in the Amargosa Valley of southern Nye County, in southwestern Nevada. It is directly east of Death Valley National Park, and is 90mi west-northwest of Las Vegas.The refuge was created on June 18, 1984 to protect an extremely rare desert oasis in the Southwestern United States. It is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.GeographyThe 23000acre Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is part of the larger Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex, which also includes: the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, the Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge.Ash Meadows is within the Amargosa Desert, of the Mojave Desert ecoregion. The Amargosa River is a visible part of the valley hydrology, and has seasonal surface flow passing southwards adjacent to the preserve, to later enter Death Valley.
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  • I passed many times this park without stopping there, and I was wrong... Beautiful, uncommon and the sunset at the edge of the tank is fabulous. Many birds for lovers!
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  • Somehow we have skipped this spot when we have been here in the past. We finally made it and were not disappointed. There is a beautiful spring that looks quite incongruous here. There are boardwalks ...  more »
  • This NWR was well worth a day trip from Las Vegas. I was not there during birding season, but it was nice to walk the boardwalks and see resident birds and fish, as well as the gorgeous artesian sprin...  more »

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