White Pine Range Wilderness

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White Pine Range Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of White Pine Range Wilderness
Map showing the location of White Pine Range Wilderness
Location White Pine County, Nevada USA
Nearest city Sunnyside, Nevada
Coordinates 39°04′54″N 115°29′05″W / 39.0816987913°N 115.484585952°W / 39.0816987913; -115.484585952Coordinates: 39°04′54″N 115°29′05″W / 39.0816987913°N 115.484585952°W / 39.0816987913; -115.484585952[1]
Area 40,013 acres (16,193 ha)
Established 2006
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The White Pine Range Wilderness is a 40,013-acre (16,193 ha) wilderness area in southwestern White Pine County, in the U.S. state of Nevada.

Geography[edit]

The Wilderness lies within the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and is therefore administered by the U.S. Forest Service.[2]

Bordered by Currant Mountain Wilderness on the south, the White Pine Range Wilderness was created by the White Pine County Conservation, Recreation and Development Act of 2006. The nearest city is Ely, Nevada.

Habitats[edit]

The White Pine Range Wilderness is characterized by rocky canyons and forested alpine hills covered with Abies concolor - white fir, Pinus monophylla - Single-leaf Pinyon, Pinus flexilis - Limber pine, and Pinus longaeva - Great Basin Bristlecone Pines.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "White Pine Range Wilderness Map". Wilderness.net. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  2. ^ a b Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - White Pine Range Wilderness

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