Antelope Range Wilderness Study Area

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Immediately adjacent to Fandango & Park Range WSAs

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Wilderness Study Area
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Act or Law:
Acres: 87,400 (43,700 Forest Service and 43,700 BLM)
State Region: West Central Nevada
County Regions: Nye   


Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Local District: Battle Mountain field Office
Contact Info: (775) 635-4000
50 Bastian Road  Battle Mountain, NV89820
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Area Description

Situated 20 miles from the nearest paved road and including the northern end of the Hot Creek Range, the Antelope Range Wilderness Study Area encompasses over 87,000 acres of wild and remote country. Diverse topography, vegetation, and wildlife characterize this extensive area. Important archaeological sites can be found within the WSA including Shoshone Indian wickiups and the James Wild Horse Trap, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Wilderness designation will help protect the archaeological as well as the wild attributes of this beautiful country.

This Wilderness Study Area is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.

The National Forest and Public Lands of Nevada Enhancement Act (Public Law 100-790) October 28, 1988 adjusted the administrative boundaries for the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, placing approximately 50 percent of the Antelope Range WSA within the new Forest Boundary. According to the law however, this WSA must still be managed the same as BLM WSAs.