Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge

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Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge Upper Lake
Map showing the location of Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge
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LocationLincoln County, Nevada, United States
Nearest cityGlendale, Nevada
Coordinates37°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
Area5,380 acres (21.8 km2)
Governing bodyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WebsitePahranagat National Wildlife Refuge

The Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge[1] is a protected wildlife refuge, at the southern end of the Pahranagat Valley and administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is 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, and the Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

The refuge provides high-quality migration and wintering habitat for migrating birds, especially waterfowl, within the Pacific Flyway.


Work is underway to restore wetland[2] 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 species include:


Threatened species include:


  1. ^ "Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge - Pahranagat - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service". Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  2. ^ "Ecological Projects - Pahranagat Refuge-wide Wetland Restoration Design". Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  3. ^ "Refuge is bird watcher's paradise". Boulder City Review. 2019-09-25. Retrieved 2020-02-14.

External links[edit]

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