National Wildlife Refuge
|610 Spring Meadows Rd
Amargosa Valley, NV 89020 - 0115
Phone Number: 775-372-5435
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Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is located in southern Nevada 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Encompassing over 23,000 acres of spring-fed wetlands, Ash Meadows is a desert wetland ecosystem providing habitat for at least 25 species found nowhere else in the world.
Thirteen species are endangered or threatened and most depend on the isolated springs and wetlands found here. This concentration of native species is considered to be the greatest of any local area in the United States. Ash Meadows refuge is a unit of the Desert Refuge Complex.
Getting There . . .
Travel 15 miles south on State Route 373 from Amargosa Junction to Spring Meadow Road, then turn east 5 miles to refuge headquarters.
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Habitat restoration of springs, stream channels and wetlands, and control of introduced non-native animals and plants is being carried out to recover populations of native fish, wildlife and plants, 12 of which are listed as endangered or threatened. Ash Meadows Refuge is also involved in the conservation, protection and management of endangered Devils Hole pupfish by maintaining two refuges and by assisting the National Park Service with managing Devils Hole, the only place where this species occurs naturally.
Wildlife surveys of fish and water birds are carried out on a seasonal basis. Monitoring of vegetation, small mammals and birds in proximity to invasive salt cedar control areas is being carried out to assess the effectiveness of this program. Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS), an ongoing banding program, is providing valuable information on songbird populations and breeding success at Ash Meadows.