World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge

Article Id: WHEBN0024732533
Reproduction Date:

Title: Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: San Miguel County, New Mexico
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge

Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge
Location San Miguel County, New Mexico, USA
Nearest city Las Vegas, NM
Coordinates

35°30′30″N 105°10′02″W / 35.50833°N 105.16722°W / 35.50833; -105.16722Coordinates: 35°30′30″N 105°10′02″W / 35.50833°N 105.16722°W / 35.50833; -105.16722

Area 8,672 acres (35.09 km2)
Established 1965
Governing body U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

With the Rocky Mountains to the west, the Great Plains to the east, and the Chihuahuan Desert to the south, Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge encompasses a diversity of habitats. Located along the Central Flyway, the Refuge provides an important resting, feeding, and wintering area for migrating geese, ducks, and cranes.

Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge rests on a plateau in the foothills with the Rocky Mountains just beyond. River canyon walls drop below the refuge on three sides. Las Vegas (Spanish for "the meadows") preserves both wildlife habitats and a slice of New Mexico's rich cultural history.

References

  • Refuge profile
  • Refuge website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.