Alta Toquima Additions Proposed Wilderness

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Citizen Proposed Area
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Act or Law:
Acres: 40701
State Region: West Central Nevada
County Regions: Nye   


Managing Agency: Forest Service
Local District: Austin-Tonopah Ranger District
Contact Info: (775) 964-2679
PO Box 138  Austin, NV89318
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Area Description

If designated, the additions proposed for the Alta Toquima Wilderness would provide contiguous protected wildlife habitat for species such as sage grouse, deer and elk.

Alta Toquima Additions are comprised of several separate areas contiguous with existing wilderness. If the additions are designated, the resulting complex would exceed 78,000 acres in the southern Toquima Range. The proposed additions include:
Alta Toquima North A (11-12A)  —  1,944 acres
Alta Toquima North B (11-12B)  —  5,432 acres
Alta Toquima West (11-13)  —  12,914 acres
Alta Toquima East B (11-16)  — 20,411 acres

Because these proposed additions are contiguous with and would be incorporated into existing wilderness, any of the individual areas can be smaller than the usual 5,000 acre minimum for independent wilderness areas.