A trip to Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge provides visitors the opportunity to disconnect from daily life and enjoy the fresh air, warm pools and hidden treasures of northwest Nevada. Narrow gorges and lush springs lay hidden among the rimrock table lands, and unique historic and natural resources are scattered throughout the rolling hills of and mountain mahogany.
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Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1931 to protect the imperiled American pronghorn. The Refuge is home to a variety of fish, wildlife, and plants found in this remote corner of the Great Basin.
Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1931 to protect the American pronghorn which was in imminent danger of extinction. Together with Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge just a few miles north, the refuge today is important for the conservation of pronghorn, greater sage-grouse, American pika, California bighorn sheep, redband trout, and hundreds of other wildlife and plants which depend upon habitats found in the high desert of the Great Basin.
We rely on volunteers for several jobs around the Refuge. Whether you're interested in spending a few weeks as a Resident Camp Host at the beautiful Virgin Valley campground, or are interested in spending a day or two assisting with general maintenance or invasive plant species work, we usually have a job that needs doing! Email Becca Frager, our Complex Visitor Services Manager, to learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently taking volunteer applications for Sheldon Summer Camp Host