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Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN Category IV (Habitat/Species Management Area)
Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge Upper Lake
Location Lincoln County, Nevada, United States
Nearest city Glendale, Nevada
Area 5,380 acres (21.8 km2)
Established 1963
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Website Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge

The Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge is a protected wildlife refuge, at the southern end of the Pahranagat Valley and administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is 90 miles (140 km) north of Las Vegas, Nevada, in Lincoln County, Nevada. The 5,380-acre (21.8 km2) refuge was created on August 16, 1963, and is part of the larger Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex, which also includes the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, and the Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

The refuge provides high-quality migration and wintering habitat for migrating birds, especially waterfowl, within the Pacific Flyway.


Work is underway to restore wetland and desert upland habitats to what was found on the refuge over 100 years ago.

Species of concern that spend part of the year at Pahranagat


Endangered species include:


Threatened species include:

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