Shellback Wilderness

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Shellback Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Shellback Wilderness
Map showing the location of Shellback Wilderness
Location White Pine County, Nevada, USA
Nearest city Sunnyside, Nevada
Coordinates 39°17′41″N 115°21′19″W / 39.29472°N 115.35528°W / 39.29472; -115.35528Coordinates: 39°17′41″N 115°21′19″W / 39.29472°N 115.35528°W / 39.29472; -115.35528
Area 36,143 acres (14,627 ha)
Established 2006
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

Shellback Wilderness is a 36,143-acre (14,627 ha) wilderness area in western 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.[1]

Located just north of the Bald Mountain and White Pine Range Wilderness Areas, the Shellback Wilderness was created by the White Pine County Conservation, Recreation and Development Act of 2006. Moorman Ridge dominates the skyline at 9,052 feet (2,759 m). The western slope of the Wilderness contains several springs and lush vegetation, whereas the eastern slope is much more arid.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Shellback Wilderness - Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

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