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    Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge

    Anaho Island lies within Pyramid Lake about 30mi north-east of Reno NV. Many colony-nesting birds use its protected shores each year.

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    Caspian Tern

    The island also provides nesting areas for Double-crested cormorants, California gulls, Great blue herons and occasionally, Caspian terns.

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    Cultural Connection

    Ancestors of the Pyramid Paiute people lived in harmony with the natural resources of the area. Click the link for the Stone Mother story.

    Stone Mother story

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    "A Wonderful Bird is the Pelican. . ."

    To protect nesting bird colonies, Anaho Island is closed to the public and boating is prohibited within 1000 feet of the shore.

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    Desert Paintbrush

    A recent study on Island plants is available as a PDF by clicking on the link below.

    Flora of Anaho Island NWR - Kulpa/Phillips; May 2014

FREE Anaho Island NWR Centennial Poster

Free Anaho Island poster

Get your copy of the limited edition 2013 centennial poster for Anaho Island NWR.

FREE! Anaho Island NWR Centennial Poster

About the Complex

Stillwater Refuge Complex

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Administrative offices for Stillwater NWR Complex are at 1020 New River Parkway, #305 in Fallon NV 89406.

Anaho Island is managed as part of the Stillwater 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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Anaho Island NWR - More than Meets the Eye

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2016
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