Desert into Wilderness
Learn about our desert wilderness with local experts
Sowing the Seeds of the Future
Come volunteer at Desert for National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27!
New Visitor Center open
The doors are open and ready for you to come visit!
Candid Wildlife Shots
Take a sneak peek at wildlife from our motion sensor cameras
Desert NWR is the largest refuge outside of Alaska. At 1.6 million acres, there are plenty of places to explore.Learn more about places to see
About the 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.
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
Depending on the year, there are 600 to 800 bighorns on the refuge - yet they can be hard to find!
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2014