Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge

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Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge Upper Lake
Map showing the location of Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Lincoln County, Nevada, United States
Nearest city Glendale, Nevada
Coordinates 37°15′00″N 115°04′45″W / 37.25000°N 115.07917°W / 37.25000; -115.07917Coordinates: 37°15′00″N 115°04′45″W / 37.25000°N 115.07917°W / 37.25000; -115.07917
Area 5,380 acres (21.8 km2)
Established 1963
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/desertcomplex/pahranagat/

The Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge is a protected wildlife refuge, located at the southern end of the Pahranagat Valley and administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is situated 90 miles (140 km) north of Las Vegas, Nevada in Lincoln County, Nevada. The 5,380-acre (21.8 km2) refuge was created on August 16, 1963 and is part of the larger Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex, which also includes the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, the Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and the Amargosa Pupfish Station.

Located within the Pacific Flyway, the refuge provides high quality migration and wintering habitat for migrating birds, with emphasis on waterfowl.

History[edit]

Work is underway to restore wetland and desert upland habitats to what was found on the refuge over 100 years ago.

Species of concern that spend part of the year at Pahranagat[edit]

Endangered[edit]

Endangered species include:

Threatened[edit]

Threatened species include:

Image Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

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