U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
Mt. Charleston Wilderness Area
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Mt. Charleston Wilderness Area Map

13,598 acres

Location: 20 miles west of Las Vegas

Terrain: The area contains mid-elevation canyons and ridges that form the western slopes of the existing Mt. Charleston Wilderness area. Elevations range from 3,000 to 9,843 feet.

Habitat Type: Montane forests of pine, pinyon-juniper and creosote bush scrub.

 

Special Features:

• The area provides habitat for the only herd of Rocky Mountain elk in Clark County.

• Several sensitive mammal and plant species occur in the area. Sensitive mammal species include Palmer’s chipmunk and long-eared myotis bats. Sensitive plant species include Clokey paintbrush, Jaeger beardtongue and Mohave milkvetch.


 
Last updated: 06-29-2007