Highway 140 is maintained year-round. Other roads are not maintained in winter. Impending storms will likely make many roads impassable.
Fire Danger is Low
Fire danger is currently low and there are no public use restrictions in effect.
Gail Collins, Supervisory Wildlife Biologist has received the 2015 Rachel Carson Award for Scientific Excellence.
Pronghorn are once again migrating to summer fawning areas. Learn how biologists track and follow the fastest land mammal in North America.
More about mega migrations
CURRENT EVENTSMay 22, 2016
Volunteers needed for 2016!
Each year we seek energetic and self-sufficient volunteer to stay at the Virgin Valley Campground, greet visitors, and help us with upkeep of Virgin Valley and other campgrounds throughout the Refuge.Get Involved
About the Complex
Sheldon and Hart Mountain refuges were both initially established to protect and restore the American Pronghorn and each provides important habitats for pronghorn during different times of the year.
Sheldon is managed as part of the Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
VISIT THE REFUGE
The refuge is open year-round. There are no entrance fees and overnight camping is allowed (no reservations). The Refuge Headquarters in Virgin Valley is not regularly staffed, so please call us in advance for more information before you visit.More about visiting the Refuge
We have driving directions and travel tips to help make your trip to Sheldon Refuge safe and enjoyable.More about getting around
The pronghorn is the signature species of the refuge- find out why they are unique in all the world.
Page Photo Credits pronghorn does- Larry Arbanas, Earthwhile Nature Productions, VW Things -Larry Arbanas, Earthwhile Nature Productions
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2016