- Great Basin
- Ash Meadows
- Nye County, Nevada
- 358 acres
Preserving a Rare Desert Oasis
Ninety miles north of Las Vegas and just nine miles from Death Valley Junction is Nevada’s Amargosa Valley, an unusual desert oasis in the fastest growing county in the United States. Spring-fed wetlands and alkaline desert provide habitat for the second-greatest concentration of endemic species in all of North America. One of only a few desert oases remaining in the arid Southwest, the area is home to more than 50 fish, snail, amphibian and plant species that are found nowhere else in the world.
ALC acquired the land and ultimately transferred it to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to become part of Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. In addition to the protection it affords rare wildlife, the refuge provides excellent recreational opportunities for nearby residents and visitors.
With your help, American Land Conservancy can continue to conserve the very best of our ecological, scenic, recreational, cultural and agricultural resources.