Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, consists of four independent refuges: Desert, Ash Meadows, Moapa Valley, and Pahranagat. Each refuge provides a unique habitat for a variety of important species. It is the largest wildlife refuge complex in the contiguous United States, and is located just 2 hours from Las Vegas. The refuge encompasses six major mountain ranges and seven distinct life zones. Home to Desert Bighorn Sheep and hundreds of other species, it is an impressive showcase for the variety and abundance of plant and wildlife that can be found in Southern Nevada.

Southern Nevada Conservancy provides retail consultation and inventory management at Desert and Pahranagat visitor center locations, and acts as the fiscal agent for Friends of Desert National Wildlife Refuges. 

Click below to be directed to the USFWS Desert National Wildlife Refuge website. 


Southern Nevada Conservancy creates opportunities to discover, understand, and enjoy your public lands. 

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

EIN: 20-0714837

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