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Little High Rock Canyon Wilderness

Wilderness Area Status

Designated Wilderness Area
Year Designated: 2000

Act or Law: Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area Act of 2000
Acres: 48353
State Region: Northwest Nevada
County Regions: Washoe   

Management

Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Local District: Surprise Field Office
Contact Info: (530) 279-6101
602 Cressler St PO Box 460 Cedarville, CA96104
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Area Description

The heart of this area is Little High Rock Canyon, a wide and level meadow that has lots of grass and tules wetlands. Take the side canyon to climb up to the steppe.

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

Wildlife: Long-nosed Leopard Lizard, Zebra-tailed Lizard, Great Basin Rattlesnake, Gopher Snake, Mule Deer, Mountain Lion, Pronghorn, Bobcat, Desert Cottontail, Chukar, Great Horned Owl, Greater Sage-grouse

Millennia of weather and water have carved twisting canyons into ancient volcanic plateaus.  (c) Scott Smith

  

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