Mount Grafton Wilderness Article

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Mount Grafton Wilderness
IUCN category Ib ( wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Mount Grafton Wilderness
Map showing the location of Mount Grafton Wilderness
Location White Pine / Lincoln counties, Nevada, United States
Nearest city Lund, Nevada
Coordinates 38°41′53″N 114°44′55″W / 38.69806°N 114.74861°W / 38.69806; -114.74861
MOUNT GRAFTON WILDERNESS Latitude and Longitude:

38°41′53″N 114°44′55″W / 38.69806°N 114.74861°W / 38.69806; -114.74861
Area78,754 acres (31,871 ha)
EstablishedDecember 20, 2006
Governing body U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Mount Grafton Wilderness is a 78,754-acre (31,871 ha) wilderness area in southern White Pine County and northern Lincoln County, in the U.S. state of Nevada. The Wilderness lies approximately 30 miles (48 km) south of the town of Ely and is administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. [1]

The high point and namesake of the Wilderness is 10,990-foot (3,350 m) Mount Grafton, a peak in the Schell Creek Range and important summer habitat for many species of wildlife including elk, mule deer, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, and mountain lion. [1] Extensive forested areas of Mount Grafton Wilderness include pinyon pine, juniper, aspen, limber and bristlecone pine, and white fir. [2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Friends of Nevada Wilderness - Mount Grafton Wilderness
  2. ^ Nevada BLM Archived 2008-10-11 at the Wayback Machine. - Mount Grafton WSA fact sheet

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