Resting Springs

Wilderness Study Area - Nevada

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.

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Official Nevada State Highway Map. Published by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NVDOT).

Resting Springs WSA https://www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/nevada 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.
Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District Office 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive Las Vegas, NV 89103 http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo.1.html Size: 3,850 acres Elevation Range: 2,500 - 3,584 feet Designation: Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) BLM Resting Springs Wilderness Study Area Area Description The Resting Springs Wilderness Study Area (WSA) can be found along the Nevada-California border, about 15 miles west of Pahrump, Nevada and nearly 60 miles west of Las Vegas in Nye County. The western boundary of this small WSA, consisting of just 3,850 acres, meets the Resting Spring Range Wilderness at the state line. The eastern border is less obvious, meandering along the base of the foothills of the Resting Spring Range off of Ash Meadows and Stewart Valley Ranch Road. The Resting Springs WSA offers wide vistas of undeveloped land covered in creosote, blackbrush, and other desert shrubs. Numerous wide washes cut the narrow expanse of this WSA, allowing easy access for open exploration of the desert lowlands. Directions Recreation Visitors will enjoy views of Shadow Mountain to the southwest or witness the beauty of wild horses roaming the open range. The gentle slope of the landscape allows for easy hiking. Given the smaller size of the Resting Springs WSA, this area is best suited to day hiking and horseback riding. Maps USGS 7.5 Quadrangle Maps: Bole Spring and High Peak. Additional Information • Please limit group sizes to 12 members. • Maximum length of stay: 14 days. • Non-commercial hunting, trapping and casual collection of wildlife is allowed subject to applicable state regulation. • Motorized and mechanized vehicle use is limited to designated roads and trails. Southern Nevada District Office The Resting Springs WSA is located south of U.S. Highway 95 between State Routes 168 and 373 on the Nevada-California border. Ash Meadows Road provides access to the WSA, several miles to the east. To reach Ash Meadows Road, follow Bell Vista Road west out of Pahrump, Nevada. A maintained dirt road leads west from Ash Meadows Road, bisecting the WSA and offering easy access to visitors. No warranty is made by the Bureau of Land Management as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data. Original data were compiled from various sources. This information may not meet National Map Accuacy standards. This product was developed through digital means and may be updated without notification. Southern Nevada District Office N BLM Resting Springs Wilderness Study Area

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