Bristlecone Wilderness

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Bristlecone Wilderness
IUCN category Ib ( wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Bristlecone Wilderness
Map showing the location of Bristlecone Wilderness
Location White Pine County, Nevada, United States
Nearest city McGill, Nevada
Coordinates 39°24′N 114°53′W / 39.400°N 114.883°W / 39.400; -114.883
Latitude and Longitude:

39°24′N 114°53′W / 39.400°N 114.883°W / 39.400; -114.883
Area14,095 acres (5,704 ha)
EstablishedDecember 20, 2006
Governing body U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Bristlecone Wilderness is a 14,095-acre (5,704 ha) 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. [1]

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. [2]

See also


  1. ^ Bristlecone Wilderness - Friends of Nevada Wilderness
  2. ^ Bristlecone Wilderness Archived 2008-09-07 at the Wayback Machine - Nevada BLM

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