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Buffalo Hills Wilderness Study Area

Wilderness Area Status

Wilderness Study Area
Year Designated:

Act or Law:
Acres: 45287
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

The Buffalo Hills WSA is a relatively flat terrain with small rims and shallow canyons. A point of interest is Hole-in-the-Ground, a shallow caldera 200 feet deep and one mile wide. Dominant vegetation is sagebrush with shrubs, grasses and scattered juniper.

This highly popular hunting area (for antelope, deer and chukar) provides an estimated 3,500 hunter days from August thru December.

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

Wildlife: Antelope, deer and chukar.

Great visual textures in the Buffalo Hills Wilderness Study Area  (c) Brian Beffort

These deer are thriving in the Buffalo Hills.  (c) Brian Beffort

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