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  • New VC Sign

    Visitor Center Open House

    Our new visitor center is now open! Come join the excitement at our Open House on March 7. Click below for more information.

    Visitor Center Information

  • Naucorid


    Plants and animals found no where else in the world.

    Endemics of Ash Meadows NWR

  • Jack Longstreet

    The Wild West

    Mysterious gunslinger and his cabin made of stones.


  • Christmas Bird Count 2012

    Swans in the Desert?

    Nearly 300 species of birds have been recorded.

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  • Peterson Reservoir

    Photo Gallery

    Largest remaining oasis in the Mojave Desert

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Rare phenomenon caught on video

Rare video available to public

March 20, 2012

National Park Service employee is stunned when an earthquake occurs during a scheduled visit to Devils Hole and its captured on video!

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About the Complex

Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The Complex consists of four refuges located in southern Nevada: Ash Meadows, Desert, Moapa and Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuges.

Ash Meadows is managed as part of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 06, 2015
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