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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  • Loved this piece of paradise in the desert. Lots of nice plants and birds. Quiet and stunning a must for anyone in the area. Nice small lake with lots of wildfowl . would recommend this to all.  more »
  • Took the ranger tour, which was great, then drove and walked the property. Saw some pup fish, and tons of birds!  more »
  • We visited early morning after staying overnight close by and I'm very glad we did. They have a lovely visitors centre and the lady there was very helpful. We only had time to do the walk at the back ...  more »

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