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Kofa National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness and New Water Mountains Wilderness

Kofa National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness and New Water Mountains Wilderness

interagency management plan, environmental assessment, and decision record

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Yuma Field Office, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in Yuma, AZ .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wildlife refuges -- Arizona -- Management,
  • Wilderness areas -- Arizona -- Management,
  • Wildlife management -- Arizona,
  • Kofa National Wildlife Refuge (Ariz.),
  • New Water Mountains Wilderness (Ariz.)

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesKofa National Wildlife Refuge & Wilderness and New Water Mountains Wilderness interagency management plan and environmental assessment
    StatementU.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management ; U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ; Arizona Game and Fish Department
    ContributionsU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona. Game and Fish Dept, United States. Bureau of Land Management. Yuma Field Office
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination[6], 84 p.
    Number of Pages84
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14481595M
    OCLC/WorldCa39308514


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Kofa National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness and New Water Mountains Wilderness Download PDF EPUB FB2

Wilderness on Kofa NWR Of theacres within Kofa National Wildlife Refuge,acres are designated wilderness, making it the second largest wilderness area in Arizona. The important designation helps ensure this amazing desert landscape is protected for future generations. Kofa National Wildlife Refuge & Wilderness and New Water Mountains Wilderness interagency management plan and environmental assessment: Responsibility: U.S.

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management ; U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ; Arizona Game and Fish Department. The Plan will provide long-term management guidance for the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge and New Water Mountains Wilderness. A draft version of this document was released for public review and comment in January The New Water Mountains Wilderness Area is located east of Quartzsite, just south of I and just north of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in La Paz county.

The western boundary of the Wilderness can be accessed from I at the Gold Nugget Road exit (#26). Kofa National Wildlife Refuge is a acre protected area in southwest Arizona.

This vast desert wilderness has unlimited opportunities for exploring the Sonoran desert. We visited Palm Canyon on our way to California.

Palm Canyon Road is off US, about 20 miles south/5(21). Refuge staff depends upon and utilizes various tools to manage Kofa National Wildlife Refuge for the benefit of wildlife. Bighorn Sheep Conservation Between andKofa National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness and New Water Mountains Wilderness book number of desert bighorn sheep on the refuge declined from more than animals to less than   Camping is permitted on Kofa National Wildlife Refuge.

Campers may select their own campsites and are limited to camping 14 days in any 12 month period. Camping within one quarter of a mile of water is prohibited by Arizona state law. Access Roads Many unpaved roads traverse theacres of Kofa National Wildlife Refuge (see map), from the New Water and Kofa mountains in the north, across the wide King Valley in the central section to the Castle Dome Mountains towards the southwest, and the Tank Mountains in the of these require 4WD vehicles, and detailed maps for navigation.

InCongress designated about 82% of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, and it became the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness.1 Arizona Desert Wilderness Act ofPub.§ (a)(3), Stat.

In doing so, Congress subjected the area to the provisions of the Wilderness Act. For access information please check on the refuge's web page or contact the refuge directly.

Many refuges have specific visitor services and other recreation opportunity maps. All lands and boundaries depicted in the above web map are not survey quality and should not be. Congress designated the ,acre Kofa Wilderness in The Wilderness comprises more than 80 percent of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, which was established by President Franklin D.

Roosevelt in as the Kofa Game Range. The Refuge is home to such native wildlife. Kofa NWR Wilderness Character Monitoring Page 6 of Documents Consulted. The documents listed below were the main sources used to help identify measures as well as supplied data for some of the measures: Kofa National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness and New Water Mountains Wilderness Interagency Management Plan and Environmental Assessment.

wilderness protection. a recent agreement between the U.s. Fish and Wildlife service, the Bureau of land Management, and the arizona Game and Fish department is a case in point. Two premier desert wilderness areas – the Kofa National Wildlife refuge and the New Water Mountains Wilderness.

Kofa National Wildlife Refuge Camping: Campendium has 56 reviews of 5 Campgrounds in Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. Featuring towering canyons, sparse vegetation, and a large volcanic butte, New Water Mountains Wilderness is the place to be for RV lovers in Arizona who are seeking solitude.

Located near the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, New Water Mountains Wilderness is perfect for the adventurous type who is looking for free RV camping on BLM land.

The New Water Mountains is a mountain range in southwestern Arizona. The range is on the northern border of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge as well as the northern Kofa Mountains. The New Water Mountains is a mountain range in southwestern Arizona.

The range is on the northern border of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge as well as the northern Kofa Mountains. It is a northwest-southeast trending range, about 20 miles (32 km) long.

The Kofa Wilderness now contains a total ofacres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Arizona. In the Kofa Wilderness became part of the now over million acre National Wilderness Preservation System.

The Kofa National Wildlife Refuge is located in Arizona in the southwestern United States, northeast of Yuma and southeast of refuge, established in to protect desert bighorn sheep, encompasses overacres (2, km 2) of the Yuma Desert region of the Sonorangently sloping foothills as well as the sharp, needlepoint peaks of the Kofa Mountains are.

The History of Kofa and Bighorn Sheep The Kofa Game Range was established in In November ofcertain lands within the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge were designated as wilderness under the Wilderness Act.

The Kofa Wildlife Refuge consists of approximatelyacres, of which approximatelyacres are designated “wilderness.

For the wildlife refuge, see Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. Kofa Mountains; Kofa Mountains, Arizona. The Kofa Wilderness occupies someacres (about 82%) of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, an area of southwestern Arizona that once was the scene of many precious mineral digs by the King of Arizona Mining gh this area is a National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness and contains one of Arizona's largest populations of desert bighorn sheep, other wildlife is quite limited.

Description: The pristine beauty of the rugged Sonoran Desert is showcased at the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. The area is characterized by broad, gently sloping foothills as well as sharp, needlepoint peaks. The rugged and scenic Kofa and Castle Dome Mountains, along with portions of the Tank, New Water, and Little Horn Mountains, dominate the landscape.

Kofa NWR and Wilderness and New Water Mountains Wilderness Interagency Management Plan, wildlife management is the primary function of the Kofa NWR with all other uses being sec-ondary. The Plan estimates approximat visitors enter the refuge each year. Recreational. New Water Mountains Wilderness The New Water Mountains Wilderness is ab acres on the northern boundary of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge.

And the name is a good one: if you don't bring your own water, you most likely won't have any water. There's about 20 old jeep trails running through this colorful but stark landscape.

The New Water Mountains Wilderness Area is located east of Quartzite, just south of I and just north of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in La Paz western boundary of the Wilderness can be accessed from I at the Gold Nugget Road exit (#26).

Taking the exit for State Route 60 (#31) and then turning right onto Ramsey Mine Road. The Kofa Mountains (Yavapai: Wi:kasayeo) of Yuma and La Paz counties in Arizona is the central mountain range of the Kofa National Wildlife range lies about 60 miles northeast of Yuma in the southwestern part of the state.

Kofa Wilderness takes upacres of the refuge, making it the second largest wilderness area in Arizona. The equally extensive Castle Dome Mountains. Bordered on the south by Kofa Wilderness and on the north by Interst New Water Mountains offers great backpacking.

About 20 primitive, two-track trails can be easily followed on foot. Sheep can also be found in the low hills just west of the Hovatter Road along the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge boundary, especially in the Sheep Tank Mine area.

Access: Take the Exit 67 (64 miles east of Yuma on Interstate 8) north to the railroad tracks, then east along the south side of the tracks about 4 miles and cross railroad tracks. According to the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness and New Water Mountain Wil- derness Interagency Management Plan, the existing SCE ROW is not located within designated wilder- ness (BLM, USFWS, and AGFD, ).

#2 Kofa Mountains Mountain Range Updated: The Kofa Mountains of Yuma and La Paz counties in Arizona is the central mountain range of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge.

The range lies about 60 miles northeast of Yuma in the southwestern part of the state. The equally extensive Castle Dome Mountains comprise the southern refuge border the western end of the Tank Mountains are.

the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, and it became the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness.1 Arizona Desert Wilderness Act ofStat.

In doing so, Congress subjected the 1 The record often fails to distinguish between the area designated as refuge and the area designated as wilderness. We will refer to the. the Little Horn Mountains and the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge.

The land then curls northward through Big Horn Mountains and Hummingbird Springs Wilderness Areas up to the Harquahala and Harcuvar Mountains and then back east jumping over Wickenburg to the Hassayampa River Canyon Wilderness, the Bradshaw Mountains, and the Agua Fria National.

The Kofa National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness (Kofa), located in Arizona, contained a population of bighorn sheep (sheep). Inthe United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) (defendant) issued a management plan stating that the needs of the species located within Kofa did not conflict with the requirements of the Wilderness Act (Act), 16 U.S.C.

§§ acre Trigo Mountains Wilderness is sandwiched between the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge on the west and the Yuma Military Proving Grounds on the east, about 25 miles north of Yuma.

To the south is the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge and more of the Yuma Military Proving Grounds. Between the Trigo Mountains and the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge to the east is a wide bajada. #1 Kofa Mountains Mountain Range Updated: The Kofa Mountains of Yuma and La Paz counties in Arizona is the central mountain range of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge.

The range lies about 60 miles northeast of Yuma in the southwestern part of the state. The equally extensive Castle Dome Mountains comprise the southern refuge border the western end of the Tank Mountains are.

To the north of the wilderness region lies the Yuma Military Proving Ground and the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. Either explore the popular trails of Muggins Mountain Wilderness or simply spend a few days camping amidst its scenic natural beauty in complete solitude.

The federal appeals panel in San Francisco revived a lawsuit brought by several environmental groups against the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, which in built the Yaqui and McPherson water structures in the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness, a ,acre desert refuge.

Wilderness Watch, the Arizona Wilderness. Hovatter Homestead is an abandoned residence deep within the remote Little Horn Mountains in southwestern Arizona. The homestead itself sits just within the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge boundaries about 25 miles south of I The namesake for.

The equally extensive Castle Dome Mountains comprise the southern refuge border; the western end of the Tank Mountains are in the southeast of the wildlife refuge, and the New Water Wilderness in the New Water Mountains ends the extension of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge to the north.

A scenic "King Valley" is south of the Kofa Mountains. These beautiful, rugged mountains are easily visible to a traveler on Highway 95 between Quartzsite and Yuma. Theacres of pristine desert environment is designated as the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge established by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to protect and preserve the native wildlife .Wildlife enthusiasts at Harquahala Mountains Wilderness never fail to visit Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, a refuge that lies a few miles southwest of the park off Highway This wildlife refuge, established inis dedicated to the protection of desert bighorn sheep and a host of other wildlife native to the area.the refuge, the mission of the NWR System, and Service policy regarding management of wilderness.

Construction of a kV transmission line would be in conflict with the specific goals and objectives outline in the Kofa NWR and Wilderness and New Water Mountains Wilderness.