Black Rock Desert–High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area Article

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Black Rock Desert–High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails
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BLM map of the Black Rock–High Rock NCA and its 10 Wilderness Areas
Map showing the location of Black Rock Desert–High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails
Map showing the location of Black Rock Desert–High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails
Location of Black Rock-High Rock NCA in Nevada
LocationBlack Rock Desert-Great Basin, Nevada, United States
Coordinates 40°54′38.64″N 119°3′21.64″W / 40.9107333°N 119.0560111°W / 40.9107333; -119.0560111
BLACK ROCK DESERT “HIGH ROCK CANYON EMIGRANT TRAILS NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA Latitude and Longitude:

40°54′38.64″N 119°3′21.64″W / 40.9107333°N 119.0560111°W / 40.9107333; -119.0560111
Area1,245.46 sq mi (3,225.7 km2)
Established2000
OperatorBureau of Land Management
Website BLM: Black Rock–High Rock NCA

The Black Rock Desert–High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area is the federal land in northwestern Nevada, under the Bureau of Land Management-BLM management and protection, and the ten Wilderness Areas within it. [1]

The long name has led people to often shorten it to the Black Rock–High Rock NCA, when not needing the official name. The protected areas were created by the Black Rock Desert–High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area Act of 2000. [2]

Recreation

The Black Rock–High Rock Conservation Area allows recreational uses, and motorized vehicle travel on trails and playas only, while managing the area to preserve the natural habitats, historic emigrant trails, and the natural landmarks of the Black Rock Desert and High Rock Canyon. Many activities, such as with a large group of people, require a BLM permit. Motorized vehicle travel is not permitted in the Wilderness Areas, to protect the animals and plant commnuities within them. Walking and hiking are encouraged. [1]

Information

The BLM office has online and printed maps and information, with the boundaries and features of the Black Rock–High Rock NCA and of the locations of the ten designated National Wilderness Preservation Areas located within the NCA. There are the BLM Winnemucca office in Winnemucca, Nevada and the BLM Surprise Valley office in Cedarville, California. [3] [4] Information is also available from The Friends of Black Rock High Rock, a 501(c)(3) organization, which helps manage the resources of the Black Rock Desert and High Rock regions, educates the public to foster stewardship and preserve its unique character, and sponsors events to enjoy it. [5]

Wilderness Areas

The National Wilderness Preservation Areas in the Black Rock Desert – High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area include:

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "In The Spotlight". Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. U.S. Department of the Interiorbureau of Land Management, Winnemucca Nevada. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area Act of 2000" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on November 8, 2004. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  3. ^ "BLM Black Rock Desert – High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area". Bureau of Land Management. Archived from the original on 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2007-12-30.
  4. ^ "BLM Black Rock Desert – High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area Resource Management Plan Reference Map" (GIF). Bureau of Land Management. July 2004. Retrieved 2010-09-09.
  5. ^ "When the pavement ends, the experience begins". blackrockdesert.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010.

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