Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area

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Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
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Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area
Map showing the location of Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area
Map showing the location of Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area
Map of the United States
Location Washington County, Utah, USA
Nearest city St. George, Utah
Coordinates 37°03′14″N 113°58′55″W / 37.054°N 113.982°W / 37.054; -113.982Coordinates: 37°03′14″N 113°58′55″W / 37.054°N 113.982°W / 37.054; -113.982
Area 63,500 acres (257 km2)
Established 2009
Governing body Bureau of Land Management
Official website

The Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area is a 63,500-acre (257 km2) United States National Conservation Area located in southwest Utah west of St. George along the borders with Arizona and Nevada.[1] It is managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management as part of the National Landscape Conservation System, and was authorized in the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009.[2]

The Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area (NCA) is drained by Beaver Dam Wash in the watershed of the Virgin River, a tributary of the Colorado River.[3] The NCA provides habitat for the desert tortoise, bighorn sheep, Joshua trees, and other threatened and sensitive species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff. "Beaver Dam National Conservation Area, Utah". Public Lands Information Center. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ Holt, Rush D. (March 30, 2009), Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Washington, DC: Library of Congress, archived from the original on February 20, 2013, retrieved May 26, 2012 
  3. ^ Staff. "Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area". St. George Field Office, Bureau of Land Management. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Bureau of Land Management.