Numunaa Nobe National Conservation Area


Current Protection

National Conservation Area

Management Agency

Bureau of Land Management

Year Protected

2022 (2023 National Defense Authorization Act, December 23, 2022)

Total Area

160,224 Acres

The Numunaa Nobe National Conservation Area (NCA) was established in the Stillwater Range of Nevada on December 23, 2022 to "conserve, protect, and enhance for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations the cultural, archaeological, natural, wilderness, scientific, geological, historical, biological, wildlife, educational, recreational, and scenic resources."  The vast area of this NCA includes a wide diversity of ecological zones and natural and cultural resources that have been important to the Nuumu people and their ancestors for thousands of years. To assure these outstanding resources will remain protected and accessible in perpetuity, all public lands within the NCA are withdrawn from: 

(i) all forms of entry, appropriation, and disposal under the public land laws;
(ii) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and
(iii) disposition under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials.

A coalition of Nuumu and Newe of tribes, who have been living on and with these lands for countless generations, conservation groups (including Friends of Nevada Wilderness), and interested public worked for more than 50 years to establish conservation protections for the Stillwater Range. With the establishment the Numunaa Nobe National Conservation Area, Friends of Nevada Wilderness will continue to support this area by partnering with other groups, agencies, the Native American tribes, and the public to conduct stewardship projects for the NCA including habitat restoration, educational programs, and sign placement.  Learn more about the Conservation History of the Numunaa Nobe NCA and the Stillwater Range in the Additional Resources tab on the left.


Agency Information

Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management

Local District: Carson City District Office

Address: 5665 Morgan Mill Road Carson City, NV 89701

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 775-885-6000