Black Ridge Proposed Wilderness

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BlackRidge_LWC_kkuznicki_7661.jpgWilderness Area Status

Lands with Wilderness Characteristics
Year Designated:

Act or Law:
Acres: 17,425
State Region: Southern Nevada
County Regions: Clark   


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

Black Ridge, Little Virgin Peak, and the short canyons intersecting the main ridge, provide outstanding opportunities for rock scrambling and adventuring in steep and rugged terrain.  There are many places on within the low hills and bajada of the remaining unit where outstanding opportunities for solitude can be found. This area of rugged ridges and desert pavement mosaics are all within critical desert tortoise habitat and important Big Horn Sheep winter range.  The area supports a variety of cacti, Mojave desert shrubs, and several species of native grasses.  A population of Sticky Buckwheat (Eriogonum Viscidulum) is identified on the northwestern side of Black Ridge. The area protects cultural significant resources such as pit houses above the Virgin River and petroglyphs and pictographs throughout the unit. 

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