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Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Between Death Valley and Las Vegas, Nevada

The Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge was created to protect a cluster of freshwater springs - the source of the Amargosa River. This is an area notable for its biodiversity, especially the limited habitats of the springs themselves. Three endangered fish species survive here, including the Ash Meadows pupfish.

These critical habitats were almost obliterated by development in the 1960's and 70's, first for agriculture then subdivision for housing, but restoration has been undertaken and the land is recovering.


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Kings Pool at Ash Meadows

Kings Pool at Ash Meadows

Kings Pool, restored habitat at Ash Meadows

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuige, Nevada

Date photographed: March 22, 2009
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Point of Rocks Above Ash Meadows

Point of Rocks Above Ash Meadows

Point of Rocks ridge above Kings Pool and pupfish holding ponds

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuige, Nevada

Date photographed: March 22, 2009
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Well and Ditch at Kings Pool

Well and Ditch at Kings Pool

Abandoned well and ditch that at one time almost destroyed the habitat at Kings Pool

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuige, Nevada

Date photographed: March 22, 2009
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Crystal Springs Baordwalk

Crystal Springs Baordwalk

Boardwalk through sensitive habitat at Crystal Spring, Ash Meadows

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuige, Nevada

Date photographed: March 22, 2009
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Crystal Spring Stream at Ash Meadows

Crystal Spring Stream at Ash Meadows

The clear stream coming from Crystal Spring at Ash Meadows

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuige, Nevada

Date photographed: March 22, 2009
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Crystal Spring in Ash Meadows

Crystal Spring in Ash Meadows

Beautiful Crystal Spring in Ash Meadows

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuige, Nevada

Date photographed: March 22, 2009
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Boardwalk at Crystal Spring

Boardwalk at Crystal Spring

Crystal Spring from the nature trail boardwalk at Ash Meadows

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuige, Nevada

Date photographed: March 22, 2009
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