Buffalo Hills

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http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/eaglelake/buffalo_hills_wsa.html blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/eaglelake/buffalo_hills_wsa.html BLM>California>Eagle Lake>Buffalo Hills WSA Buffalo Hills Wilderness Study Area is located primarily in Washoe County, Nevada (45,287 acres), with a small portion in Lassen County, California (856 acres). The WSA contains 46,143 acres of BLM-administered land and 1,293 acres of private land that is located in 10 parcels, ranging in size from 40 to 800 acres. The BLM Eagle Lake Field Office administers 38,190 acres of this WSA and the remaining 7,953 acres to the north are administered by the Surprise Field Office. Most of this WSA is large and relatively flat, with small rims and shallow canyons however, the south and west sides are defined by deep canyons and steep rocky slopes. The dominant vegetation is sagebrush, with associated shrubs and grasses and juniper scattered throughout the northern half of the WSA. Features of topographic interest are Hole-in-the-Ground, a shallow 200-foot-deep, 1-mile-wide eroded caldera like geographic feature; and the canyons of the West, Middle, and North Forks of Buffalo Creek. The West and North Forks are particularly interesting because of their steep walls and depth that create dramatic scenery.

http://www.nevadawilderness.org/northwest/buffalo.htm nevadawilderness.org/northwest/buffalo.htm The Buffalo Hills Wilderness Study Area (WSA) is a relatively flat terrain with small rims and shallow canyons. A point of interest is Hole-in-the-Ground, a shallow caldera 200 feett deep and one mile wide. Dominant vegetation is sagebrush with shurbs and grasses and scattered juniper. Hunters abound, mostly in 4-wheel drive vehicles, to bag antelope, deer and chukar. This highly popular hunting area provides an estimated 3,500 hunter days from August thru December. Southeast side bordered by Buffalo Creek Ranch and Buffalo Creek Road. North boundary follows the Buckhorn Road. South edge goes along the Cal Neva/Tuledad fence. West marked by a bladed fencline road and the Pilgrim Lake to Painter Flat Road. Near Sidehill Spring, the boundary follows legal lines. South edge extends around private land and then follows a dirt road from Painter Flat to Buffalo Meadows Ranch.

http://www.wildnevada.org/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=41&year=2007&month=06&day=09&Itemid=83 wildnevada.org Women's Wilderness Values Trip: Buffalo Hills Saturday, June 9 2007, 8:00am - 5:00pm Join Mackenzie and the gals for a day hike to the Buffalo Hills and Poodle Mountain north of Gerlach. Enjoy a day of hiking and visiting the local cultural hot spots near the Black Rock Desert.

http://www.sourcecatalog.com/nv/nv_buffalo_hills.html sourcecatalog.com/nv/nv_buffalo_hills.html Northwest Research Obsidian Studies Laboratory Evidence for considerable prehistoric use of the Buffalo Hills glass is common and obsidian artifacts from numerous sites in northeastern California and northwestern Nevada (primarily in Plumas, Nevada, and Washoe counties) have been correlated with the source. Artifacts of Buffalo Hills obsidian also commonly co-occur with the visually similar South Warners source (northeastern California) and the initial name of South Warners 2 was used as an alternate source name until recently. A few artifacts of Buffalo Hills obsidian have also been found at southeastern Oregon sites.

http://www.nvlc.org/places/granite.html nvlc.org/places/granite.html Nevada Land Conservancy, Special Place: Granite Range / Wall Canyon / Buffalo Hills: The nomination will strenghten and protect prime California Bighorn Sheep habitat throughout the Granite Range; potential habitat within the Buffalo Hills, and create an important buffer for the sheep in the Hayes Range by acquiring the Wall Canyon parcels. In addition to Bighorn sheep, this nomination includes vital habitat for sage grouse, chukar, pronghorn, mule deer and many non-game species as well. The diverse habitat represented by this nomination is possible because of the creeks, springs, seeps and ponds found on these parcels. Their protection is essential to the healthy wildlife population. Finally, public roads will no longer cross private lands, reducing conflict and making access easier. Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act We're pleased to be working with Carson City, Douglas County, Washoe County, and the owners of a number of properties for public acquisition through Round 5 of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act.

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