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Lands with Wilderness Characteristics

Proposed - Take Action NOW to protect the Bluewing Wilderness

Year Designated:

Act or Law:

Acres: 25,476

State Region: Northwest Nevada

County Regions: Pershing   


Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management Local District: Winnemucca Field Office Contact Info: (775) 623-1500 5100 East Winnemucca Boulevard  Winnemucca , NV89445 Visit the website (will open a new window)

Area Description

The Bluewing Mountains, a somewhat circular range, are almost an extension of the Shawave Range to the south. The range is flanked on the east by Granite Springs Valley and on the west by Sagehen Valley, where a small playa sits at the base of the range. Softly rounded hills rise from the valley floor, where pronghorn and jackrabbits can be found and Horned Larks and Black-throated Sparrows can be heard singing in the early morning light. The range is not marked by any steep topography, making hiking easy. Solitude is easy to find in the rounded and folded hills and small mountain forms of this range.

This proposed Bluewing Mountain Wilderness is separated from the proposed North Sahwaves Wilderness by a single dirt roads.


Take Action: The proposed Bluewing Mountain Wilderness is part of the seven proposed wilderness areas outlined in the Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act. Sign the petition to gain permanent protection for the Bluewing! Read more about the campaign here.