Location: Northwest District, Grand Junction Field Office (Mesa County)
Size: 21,069 acres
Designated: 1987 Grand Junction Land Use Plan
Land Manager: Bureau of Land Management, Grand Junction Field Office
Badger Wash is a small drainage system located entirely within the desert, which consists of an small watershed hte U.S. Geological Survey has used for hydrologic research for more than 30 years. Biologic values within the areas includes plant species such as cold desert shrubland community (mat saltbush/saline wild rye) and rare plants such as Grand Buckwater (Eriogonum contortum) and Ferron's Milkvetch (Astragalus musiniensis). Badger Wash is also a Colorado Natural Area under Colorado Parks and Wildlife.