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    Dragonfly Walk at Crystal Reservoir

    Join us on Saturday, September 7 as we search for dragonflies and damselflies at Crystal Reservoir!

    See the flyer for more information

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    Volunteer of the Year!

    Our very own Hal Fairfield is recognized as the 2019 Volunteer of the Year by the National Wildlife Refuge Association!

    Read the press release here

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    Why visit Ash Meadows?

    There is something for everyone at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.

    More information

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    Unique!

    Plants and animals found no where else in the world.

    Endemics of Ash Meadows NWR

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    The Wild West

    Mysterious gunslinger and his cabin made of stones.

    Interested?

For the Visitor

Visitor Center

Visitor Center Exhibit

Come to the visitor center for information, interactive exhibits, maps, free brochures, interesting displays, friendly people, gifts, books, and more. Open daily 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (March 10-Nov. 2, 2019), except CLOSED on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.

Visitor Center

eBird Trail Tracker

eBird Tracker

Discover what birds have been seen recently at the refuge using Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird Trail Tracker.

Click here to access the eBird Tracker
Featured Video

Ash Meadows Movie

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Discover the story of Ash Meadows NWR in this visually stunning film by Bristlecone Media.

View movie

About the Complex

Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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