Skedaddle Wilderness Study Area

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Wilderness Area Status

Wilderness Study Area
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Acres: 62,010, with only 589 in NV
State Region: Northwest Nevada
County Regions: Washoe   


Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Local District: Eagle Lake Field Office
Contact Info: (530) 257-0456
2950 Riverside Drive  Susanville, CA96130
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Area Description

Though few acres of the WSA cross over into Nevada, Skedaddle WSA is part of a larger complex of wilderness study areas, with the Buffalo Hills, Twin Peaks, Poodle Mountain and Dry Valley Rim WSAs. Burro Mountain, Tule Peak and the Granite Range contribute to ensure the connectivity from Hart Mountain through the Sheldon, Wall Canyon, and Black Rock regions through to the Sierra Nevada.

Throughout this sweeping complex, benches, canyons, groves, ephemeral lakes and rock outcrops provide varied topography and habitats for sage-grouse and other wildlife. In the last decade, thousands of acres of private lands were made public through funding from the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act.

The now-public springs and riparian areas in this complex provide essential brood habitat for sage-grouse. Managing these areas to enhance ecological health will benefit not only sage-grouse population growth, but also other wildlife and human visitors as well.

This WSA is part of the Bureau of Land Managements system of National Conservation Lands.

Wildlife: sage-grouse, pronghorn, mule deer, raptors, songbirds and other sagebrush-dependent species.