U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Bishop Field Office|
Fish Slough Area of Critical Environmental Concern
Location: 5 miles north of Bishop, California.
Description:The 36,000-acre Fish Slough Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) is a place where geographic isolation, geology, climate, and hydrology have created a rare and irreplaceable ecosystem. Located in the transition between the Mojave Desert and Great Basin biomes, Fish Slough encompasses an array of plant communities including wetlands, alkali meadows and uplands. With 126 wetland taxa described, Fish Slough represents one of the richest wetland floras in the Great Basin. The ACEC also provides habitat for rare endemic plants, such as the Fish Slough milk-vetch and the alkali Mariposa lily.
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The BLM and the Audubon Society offer a variety of interpretive activities in the Slough throughout the year. Contact the BLM Office for further information.
Much of the slough area is visible from roads, but be sure that the vehicle that you take to the area is suitable for dirt roads. (The main dirt roads are very well-maintained, but secondary dirt roads require high-clearance vehicles and possibly four-wheel-drive vehicles. Secondary roads may be impassable in winter and following episodes of heavy precipitation.