Resting Springs Wilderness Study Area

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Wilderness Area Status

Wilderness Study Area
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Act or Law:
Acres: 3850
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 N Torrey Pines Drive  Las Vegas, NV89130
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Area Description

The Resting Springs Wilderness Study Area is the extension of the greater California Unit into Nevada.  Consisting of the lower alluvial slopes of Shadow Mountain, this small Nevada unit shares all the wilderness values with California section.  The flora is characterized by Wildlife in this area includes the desert tortoise, greater roadrunner, black-throated sparrow, gopher snakes, rattlesnakes, side winders, desert iguana, western chuckwalla, banded gecko, and the Great Basin whiptail and zebra-tailed lizards.  The proposed additions would simplify the boundary and make the unit more manageable.