- Great Basin
- Green Gulch
- Washoe County, Nevada
- 650 acres
- Completed 2009
Conserving a Critical Migration Corridor
In western Nevada, the two ridges of the southern Peterson Mountain Range converge on a 650-acre property known as Green Gulch. Lying adjacent to state- and federally-protected land, the area is a bottle neck in the migration corridor for up to 500 mule deer during peak fall migration. Green Gulch is also identified as winter habitat for the greater sage-grouse, lies within BLM-designated mountain quail critical habitat, and has been found to harbor numerous clusters of Ames milkvetch, an at-risk, sensitive plant species.
ALC acquired the land and transferred it to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, who manages the property for conservation. In addition, BLM has opened Green Gulch to the public, creating a new recreation thoroughfare for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, with easy access from nearby Border Town and Silver Lake.