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    Come volunteer at Desert for National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27!

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Explore Desert!


Desert NWR is the largest refuge outside of Alaska. At 1.6 million acres, there are plenty of places to explore.

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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 Valley, and Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuges.

Desert 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: Aug 24, 2014
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