Bristlecone Wilderness


Bristlecone Wilderness

Infobox_protected_area | name = Bristlecone Wilderness
iucn_category = Ib



caption =
locator_x = 43
locator_y = 70
location = Nevada USA
nearest_city = McGill, Nevada
lat_degrees = 39
lat_minutes = 24
lat_seconds = 00
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 114
long_minutes = 53
long_seconds = 00
long_direction = W
area = convert|14095|acre|km2|1|sing=off
established = 2006
governing_body = U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Bristlecone Wilderness is a convert|14095|acre|km2|1|sing=on wilderness area in White Pine County, in the U.S. state of Nevada. Located in the Egan Range approximately five miles west of the town of Mcgill, the Wilderness was created by the "White Pine County Conservation, Recreation and Development Act of 2006" and is administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. [http://www.nevadawilderness.org/library/area.asp?nMode=1&nLibraryID=27 Bristlecone Wilderness] - Friends of Nevada Wilderness]

Vegetation in the Wilderness consists primarily of desert brush and grass at the lower elevations and a scattering of pinyon pine, juniper, and the namesake bristlecone pine stands on the upland slopes. Groves of aspen exist in several washes, including Rattlesnake Canyon. [http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/nv/gis/maps.Par.28927.File.dat/Bristlecone_combined.pdf Bristlecone Wilderness] - Nevada BLM]

ee also

*List of wilderness areas in Nevada
*List of U.S. Wilderness Areas
*Wilderness Act

References

External links

* [http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/nv/gis/maps.Par.28927.File.dat/Bristlecone_combined.pdf Bristlecone Wilderness] - Nevada BLM
* [http://www.nevadawilderness.org/library/area.asp?nMode=1&nLibraryID=27 Bristlecone Wilderness] - Friends of Nevada Wilderness
* [http://www.wilderness.org/WhereWeWork/Nevada/ScientistsSupportWhitePineCountyWilderness.cfm "Scientists Voice Their Overwhelming Support for Wilderness Designations in White Pine County, Nevada"] by the Wilderness Society


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