Fish Slough Area of Critical Environmental Concern
The Fish Slough Area of Critical Environmental Concern is a Slough located near Bishop, California on the western side of the Chalfant Valley (or north Owens Valley). Its 36,000 acres (15,000 ha) were designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) in 1982. The ACEC is an oasis in the middle of the otherwise arid volcanic tableland.
Plants and biomes
The ACEC is located in the transition zone between the Mojave Desert and Great Basin biomes. One plant, Fish Slough milk vetch (Astragalus lentiginosus var. piscinensis), is not found anywhere outside of the Fish Slough ACEC. The Alkali Mariposa Lily (Calochortus striatus) is also a rare plant found in the ACEC.
- "Fish Slough Area of Critical Environmental Concern". Recreation.gov.
- "Fish Slough Area of Critical Environmental Concern". National Landscape Conservation System, Bureau of Land Management.
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