High Schells Wilderness

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High Schells Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
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Map showing the location of High Schells Wilderness
Map showing the location of High Schells Wilderness
Location White Pine County, Nevada USA
Nearest city Ely, Nevada
Coordinates 39°20′24″N 114°35′57″W / 39.3399041581°N 114.599215912°W / 39.3399041581; -114.599215912Coordinates: 39°20′24″N 114°35′57″W / 39.3399041581°N 114.599215912°W / 39.3399041581; -114.599215912[1]
Area 121,497 acres (49,168 ha)
Established 2006
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The High Schells Wilderness is a 121,497-acre (49,168 ha) wilderness area in the Schell Creek Range of White Pine County, in the U.S. state of Nevada. The Wilderness lies within the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and is therefore administered by the U.S. Forest Service.[2]

Flora and fauna[edit]

The High Schells Wilderness is home to an abundance of elk, mule deer, and mountain lion, which thrive in forests of quaking aspen, Douglas and white fir, Englemann spruce, and limber and bristlecone pine. Golden eagles can be seen soaring the updrafts along the crest of the Schell Creek Range. Riparian vegetation provides key habitat for blue grouse, sage grouse, chukar and many other species. Perennial streams throughout the area support populations of rainbow, brook, cutthroat and brown trout.[3]

Archeology[edit]

Archeological sites in the High Schells Wilderness include petroglyphs and lithic scatters.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "High Schells Wilderness Map". Wilderness.net. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  2. ^ Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - High Schells Wilderness
  3. ^ a b Friends of Nevada Wilderness - High Schells Wilderness

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