Ten-Mile Wilderness Inventory Unit

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Wilderness Area Status:

Wilderness Inventory Unit

Year Designated:
Act or Law:
Acres: 11468
State Region: Northwest Nevada
County Regions: Humboldt   


Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Local District: Winnemucca District Office
Contact Info: (775) 623-1500
5100 East Winnemucca Boulevard,  Winnemucca, NV89445
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Area Description

The Ten-Mile area lies directly adjacent to wilderness proposals in the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. Wilderness designation of this area would make a logical addition to proposed wilderness in the Sheldon.

The Ten-Mile unit forms an integral connection for wildlife moving between the refuge and the Black Rock NCA, a few miles to the south. The Sand Creek drainage is an excellent example of a connectivity route for wildlife.

Vast open spaces marked by high, flat-topped tables, striking cliff faces with nesting raptors and numerous springs and seeps provide "Category 1 sage-grouse habitat."

Wildlife: sage grouse, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, mule deer, raptors