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Lime Canyon Wilderness

Wilderness Area Status

Designated Wilderness Area
Year Designated: 2002

Act or Law: Clark County Conservation of Public Land and Natural Resources Act of 2002
Acres: 23233
State Region: Southern Nevada
County Regions: Clark   

Management

Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Local District: Las Vegas Field Office
Contact Info: (702) 515-5000
4701 North Torrey Pines Dr  Las Vegas, NV89130
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Area Description

Lime Canyon Wilderness is a land of alluvial and badlands formations, a hogback-like limestone ridge, deep rock drainages and wide, sandy washes. Lime Ridge and Lime Canyon have unique scenery due to faulting activity. The wilderness measures 13 miles long and 7 miles wide.

This wilderness is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.

Flora
Vegetation is typical of the Mojave Desert, including cactus, creosote bush, annual grasses, Joshua trees and yucca plants.

Fauna
The desert tortoise lives here.

Wildlife:

  (c) Scott Smith

  (c) Howard Booth

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