Pahranagat

Brochure and Map

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Brochure and Map of Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Nevada. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Pahranagat © U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service What is a National Wildlife Refuge? National Wildlife refuge Simply put, national wildlife refuges are places where wildlife comes first. With over 550 refuges throughout the United States, the National Wildlife Refuge System is the only network of federal lands dedicated specifically to wildlife conservation. The Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex © Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Southern Nevada has four national wildlife refuges all within an hour and a half drive from Las Vegas: Desert, Pahranagat, Moapa Valley, and Ash Meadows. Many wildlife refuges, like Pahranagat NWR, were established to protect and enhance the resting and feeding grounds of migratory birds, creating a chain of stepping stones along major migration routes. Others, like Desert, Moapa Valley, and Ash Meadows, were established to conserve the natural homes of our rarest wild species, including desert bighorn sheep, unique wildflowers, and rare desert fish. of colorful song birds and a diversity of ducks and other waterfowl passing through the refuge. Cast a line for fish or enjoy a paddle across one of the lakes. Or, simply stop by the refuge to walk the surrounding trails and enjoy the shade of the cottonwoods and willows. Get away from the rush and noise of the city. The national wildlife refuges in southern Nevada allow you to experience a real sense of wilderness, marvel at the beauty of the Mojave Desert, watch rare wildlife in their native habitat, and know it will be here for generations to come. America’s Great Outdoors - William Shakespeare © Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Vicinity Map © U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” PAHRANAGAT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE ( Ä Refuge Regulations ( / ASH MEADOWS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE The lakes and marshes are home to rare and endangered aquatic and bird species. Please keep them and their home safe - no swimming or wading. Boating Only non-motorized boats or boats with electric motors are permitted on Upper Lake, Middle Marsh Unit and Lower Lake throughout the year. An area to launch small craft is located on the southeastern side of the Upper Lake. Please be sure that water craft have been thoroughly cleaned, drained and dried to prevent the introduction of quagga mussels and other non-native aquatic life. © Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Camping Indian Springs § ¦ ¨ 15 North ( Ä Las Las Vegas Vegas Henderson Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (775) 725-3417 Horseback riding is not allowed on the refuge. Please help prevent the spread of invasive plants by riding your horse in areas outside of the refuge. Only street legal vehicles are allowed in the refuge – no all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Please protect wildlife habitat - stay on designated public access roads. Cooking fires are allowed in campsite grills. Check for any fire restrictions that may be in place before making a fire. Please bring all of your own firewood – the downed wood provides habitat for wildlife and returns nutrients to the soil. About the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Firearms and weapons may only be discharged during legal hunting activities. Transportation and possession of firearms must be in accordance with federal and Nevada state laws. The Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Explosives and fireworks are not permitted. Fourteen primitive lakeside campsites are available free of charge along Upper Pahranagat Lake on the refuge. Sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis (no reservations). A few sites can accommodate multiple tents, camping trailers or RVs. No electrical, water or waste treatment facilities are available. Vault toilets (no flush) are provided. Visitors may stay for a maximum of fourteen days. is a partnership of four federal land management agencies: Bureau of Land Enjoy the petroglyphs, pictographs, fossils, and archaeological sites, but take only pictures. Don’t remove any artifacts - it not only prevents future visitors from being able to enjoy them, but is also a violation of federal law. Management (BLM), National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The agencies work with one another, the local communities, and many organizations to conserve and enhance © Kurt Kuznicki Hunting of geese, ducks, coots, moorhens, quail, snipes and rabbits is permitted on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in the refuge’s public hunting areas (generally south end of refuge) during the official hunting season. Dove hunting is permitted daily during the regular hunting season (typically September). Please inquire with refuge staff or online at ndow.org for a full listing of Nevada regulations and annual dates for hunting seasons. © Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Hunting Domesticated animals can carry diseases fatal to their wild relatives. They are often illadapted to survive on their own and may eat some of the native species. If you have a cat, goldfish, or any other pet you can no longer take care of, please find a new home for it away from the refuge – no animal dumping. the federal lands of southern Nevada for © U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service The abundance of wetlands on the refuge supports a large and diverse population of wildlife. As one of the most popular birding locations in southern Nevada, visitors can expect to see several species of waterfowl and song birds throughout the year. Hikers exploring during the early morning or evening hours often see some of the refuge’s many mule deer. © Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Wildlife Observation MOAPA VALLEY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE For more information about Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, including volunteer stewardship opportunities, regulations and any permit requirements, please visit us at www.snap.gov or contact: Please help keep your refuge clean - pack out all garbage and food waste. © U.S. Fish & WIldlife Service Catfish, carp, and largemouth bass may be found in the Upper Lake as well as many other areas of the refuge. Fish can also be found in a pond just north of Whin Dike. The North Marsh is closed to fishing from the first of October to the first of February. 168 Even the best behaving pet can unintentionally scare or harm our wildlife. Please keep your pet leashed at all times and remember to clean up after them. © U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service The three mile Upper Lake Trail encircles the lake and provides an excellent opportunity to see waterfowl throughout the year. Running between the Upper Lake Trail and the refuge’s headquarters, the Davenport Trail climbs into drier desert habitat of the refuge and offers several scenic overlooks. Hiking is also available on roads throughout the refuge. © U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Fishing 93 95 160 Hiking ( / ( Ä DESERT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 373 Refuge Recreation 2012 © U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Nevada © U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1963, preserves important habitat for birds migrating through eastern Nevada. Birds traveling from as far away as Alaska and Central America make use of the refuge’s abundant food resources and nesting habitats. Visit this unique oasis during the spring and fall migrations for the best chance to see festive displays © U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Few landscapes are as contrasting as Pahranagat Valley’s lush wetlands and the surrounding Mojave Desert. Life-giving waters from Crystal and Ash Springs flow through the valley, nourishing the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge and offering ideal wetland and riparian habitats for thousands of migratory birds, numerous birds of prey, deer, and rare fish. © U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge © U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Wilderness in Your Backyard current and future generations. About Friends of Nevada Wilderness Friends of Nevada Wilderness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting Nevada’s wild heritage. We inform the public about the importance of Nevada’s public lands, and team up with Life in the Valley federal land management agencies and People of Pahranagat Valley volunteers—people just like you—to care for Nevada’s wild places. Together, we work Crystal and Ash Springs, located north of the refuge, make the wetlands and riparian areas of Pahranagat Valley possible. The source of these springs is water rising from an aquifer deep underground in porous carbonate rocks. Bulrush grows in marshes, providing nesting habitat and cover for migratory waterfowl, such as redheads, gadwalls and mallard ducks. These birds feed on aquatic plants, algae, beetles and snails. Cottonwoods and willows flourish along the shorelines and provide cover for yellow warblers, vermilion flycatchers, and other song birds. During spring, the endangered southwestern willow flycatcher also uses this vegetation for breeding and foraging. Red-tailed hawks nesting in cottonwood trees feed their young with the valley’s bounty of voles and mice. In winter, bald eagles soar above the lakes, looking for fish or ducks while golden eagles scan the wider landscape for cottontails and jackrabbits. to heal wildlife habitat, maintain trails, and Named Pahranagat by Nuwuvi (Southern Paiute), the valley has been the inspiration for vibrant human activity for thousands of years. The abundance of fresh water, game for hunting, and the potential for irrigation supported a flourishing culture. Numerous rock etchings, or petroglyphs, can be found throughout the valley. One common image is known today as Pahranagat Man. With a tradition of respect and care for the land, Nuwuvi maintain their strong ties to Pahranagat Valley. protect natural resources for current and future generations. Join us today, and make a difference that lasts a lifetime. Horse thieves from Arizona and Utah began entering the valley during the mid-1860s. Making use of the valley’s rich vegetation and water, rustlers rested their stolen herds before traveling on to California. The 1870s saw the arrival of settlers who found markets for farming goods in the silver mining camps north of the valley. A stone structure from this time period still remains on the refuge. Small windows, a single entrance, and thick walls indicate the need for security during the early lawless days of the valley. Pahranagat Valley continues to attract people today due to the valley’s rural lifestyle and the outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities that it offers. Map Disclaimer SNAP gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or adequacy of the contents of this map, and distribution of this map does not constitute any such warranty. © Southern Nevada Agency Partnership The abundant water resources of the refuge also draw a number of mammals. Mule deer and coyotes wandering the refuge’s meadows and treed areas can be seen during the early and late hours of the day. Bring binoculars and enjoy the diversity of wildlife found at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. SNAP reserves the right to make changes, corrections, or improvements at any time without notice. Boundaries depicted on this map are for information only and may not be suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Private lands may have access restrictions; obtain permission before entering private land. Protect the Wilderness: Minimize Your Impact Conditions of backcountry roads vary seasonally and with weather conditions; check with the local ranger station or In order to protect the unspoiled wild nature of wilderness for future visitors, it is crucial to minimize the impact of your visit by following these general Leave No Trace principles: Plan Ahead & Prepare Leave What You Find Respect Wildlife Know the regulations and special concerns for the area you will visit. Prepare for extreme weather, hazards, and emergencies. Preserve the past: examine, but do not touch, cultural or historic structures and artifacts. Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them. Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not feed, follow or approach animals. Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces Concentrate use on existing footpaths, washes, and campsites Dispose of Waste Properly Pack it in, pack it out. Pack out all trash, leftover food, and litter including toilet paper. Leave the site cleaner than you find it. Minimize Campfire Impacts Campfires can cause lasting impacts to the backcountry. Instead, consider using a lightweight stove for cooking or even try “no cook” meals. Be aware of seasonal fire restrictions. Be Considerate of Other Visitors Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience. Let nature’s sounds prevail. Avoid loud voices and noises. visitor center for current road conditions. © Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Leave No Trace of Your Visit 9 4212 10 ny E 3948 me h 4803 0 d 4200 nR 5051 yo th Rd 16 4175 Ala m 4534 R A N G E 0 RANCH 4541 4675 SH AR PE RD 4055 420 23 22 4845 0 42 0 H I K O 30 25 26 R 29 4275 0 3975 N 3933 4686 4505 4232 A 3954 G 0 42 4206 0 0 48 4385 na hra Pa RL 42 0 36 35 31 4006 32 30 IL RA A 0 4124 4905 4499 L 4705 Y 3657 0 42 3828 5 33 3823 2 3 RP AS 4 5 3954 D SR 0 420 3572 4704 C BLA YO CA N K D NR 5494 3900 0 42 3804 0 4546 4263 4749 4522 3526 00 48 4671 4905 9 8 11 3726 12 M ALA OR D 18 4582 15 16 17 18 0 420 15 37° 15' 00" R 0 3897 4642 4272 T ER W LAKE 4166 V WEST 3796 A TRAIL 4113 L 3980 Y P R WE LO er ah LA KE ra 4094 3908 3962 E 30 w 3334 25 26 27 28 29 L 25 Lo 4800 4171 4591 26 27 28 24 23 22 4207 A 4200 21 G LO 4800 5136 3784 20 19 A L AI TR U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE na 3582 ga 3962 RD BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT 4800 29 desert national wildlife refuge 4647 0 3602 N T Gravel Pit E DL R ID E T M IK D 5004 480 0 0 42 A 3502 42 0 DI KE 3693 24 Middle Pond 540 0 AI L TR H D ES W 23 T. 8 5062 S. 3882 SH AR M 480 0 A HR E DL ID M 22 21 20 t La E ke 4538 4200 31 32 AL 33 AM O R O LOWER LAKE DIKE TR N 4032 4305 AD 3988 A 20 0 34 4185 4574 R 0 42 4200 41 3651 3727 G 3812 3502 35 3658 32 ( / 36 93 31 T Lone Tree Spring 4535 G 4200 42 0 3471 4118 N 3948 3283 A 0 4721 Gravel Pit 3991 3382 H 4 A 2 1 4755 3 3242 3487 BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT 3923 Maynard Lake T S A 3877 3547 E 0 42 0 D OL 4156 EE K T. 9 S. desert national wildlife refuge 10 0 420 9 4437 4152 4227 65 6 R. 61 E. 00 42 17 70 15 6 R. 62 E. 3884 3902 4687 16 115° 7' 30" 3849 14 COYOTE SPRINGS - 25.4 MI. 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T. 9 S. 5 3 20 3871 R A 4538 41 3553 pahranagat national (GATED NOT A THROUGH TRAIL) wildlife refuge A 4330 3874 Substation Grave( 4023 3814 35 34 33 4576 4200 25 13 P Spring 5194 4375 14 41 5888 5391 A RS T. 8 S. 5198 5067 16 5825 3962 3757 30 13 14 4275 5400 0 3820 HI N 5218 pahranagat national wildlife refuge M DLE MID 37° 15' 00" 0 4552 4335 W 0 48 0 42 17 13 4753 3911 3547 Pahranagat Wash 3924 4006 0 2 0 23 0 115° 15' 3 Miles 115° 00' 168 LEGEND Las Las Vegas Vegas Henderson NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE BOUNDARY STREAM - PERENNIAL PIT - GRAVEL / SAND / CLAY FEDERALLY ADMINISTERED LAND REFUGE HEADQUARTERS LOCATED OR LANDMARK OBJECT SECTION LINE INFORMATION KIOSK TANKS / TOWER (Small) 7.5' QUAD BOUNDARY PARKING POWER SUBSTATION (Small) HIGHWAY CAMPGROUND SPRING / SEEP ROAD - PAVED RESTROOMS ROAD - UNPAVED TRAILHEAD ROUTE SUBJECT TO SEASONAL RESTRICTIONS PICNIC AREA TRAIL - NON-MOTORIZED USE REST AREA CONTOUR - INDEX - 600' INTERVAL PHOTO BLIND MARSH / WETLAND CONTOUR - INTERMEDIATE - 120' INTERVAL PEAK / SUMMIT BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT CONTOUR - DEPRESSION - 120' INTERVAL POWER TRANSMISSION LINE UTM TIC / GRID LAKE OR POND - PERENNIAL LAKE OR POND - INTERMITTENT FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE PRIVATE OR UNDESIGNATED E oS Al am ± 37° 15' Y 15 93 HW § ¦ ¨ ( / IN MOAPA VALLEY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 3 Kilometers Pa Low hr er a La nag ke at 2 am o 1 Al 0 Pa Low h La ran er ke ag NW at 0.5 AS ( Ä 0 30 Alamo North 160 QUAD INDEX TB EA ASH MEADOWS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 1 93 Indian Springs 22 GR ( Ä 21 30 0 0.5 ( / ( Ä 95 20 0 1 1 ( / ION LINE 19 3267 0 42 MAP SCALE 1:31,680 23 PAHRANAGAT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 373 3618 4164 22 DESERT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 2518 3971 4848 3903 21 4832 3205 ISS TRANSM 3883 CLARK COUNTY VICINITY MAP 0 4200 420 0 4405 42 0 12 AIL Gravel Pit 25 4776 10 5086 4180 3884 4021 41 11 4063 3522 IKE TR DOVE D 0 420 9 4152 3972 4347 8 7 480 0 4182 Refuge Headquarters 10 4623 5400 7 1 2 3 4835 3841 DAVENPORT TRAIL GE DS ME 4390 6 1 4800 4310 0 4052 4897 4800 4674 3644 4538 480 0 E 4882 4406 6 36 35 ke L 4200 4910 4790 34 33 La gat ET AK V 4124 5182 4842 4301 Overlook with View Scope PE UP 34 33 41 3983 per Up T 32 4873 4444 0 A 3805 31 25 4800 A North Marsh 3968 4025 4695 4063 30 41 26 27 28 4200 4116 27 T. 7 S. 4092 42 0 28 29 4245 420 0 ( / 4835 4108 4513 0 420 k Cree 3965 93 H 30 3603 A 0 4712 4402 gat T. 7 S. 24 4165 P 42 0 23 22 4175 na Pahra 3881 21 20 19 24 5057 Water Tank 4800 21 Grove Spring Radio Facility 14 15 16 4200 4295 4314 75 4445 RD BUCKHORN 17 18 13 6 4800 14 R. 62 E. 70 0 15 ROCKY RD 6 4782 4812 0 48 17 4609 R. 61 E. 65 6 13 4380 115° 7' 30" ALAMO - 2.3 MI. 20 0 48 Ho llow Rd Co 18 5071 4200 4295 a wp 19 4220 12 5207 4165 an te r y w 4200 4200 h Ditc Ce Dump Rd e St Ruins tR ar c an 3890 Rd oC ast 3766 Spring 12 11 10 8 7 National Wildlife Refuge 11 0 420 PAHRANAGAT em C Ranch Rd 4757 9 4617 4800 8 ry Sunset Rd ete Lytle Ln 200 0 4 Ln Dump R a omp oC Alam 7 0 42 24

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