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Fortification Range Wilderness, NV

Bureau of Land Management

Overview


The Fortification Range Wilderness now contains a total of 30,656 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Nevada. In 2004 the Fortification Range Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,..." you play an important role in helping to "...secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by Congress in the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the regulations in place for this area, and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting to ensure protection of its unique natural and experiential qualities.

How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply.

Leave No Trace principles:

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Regulations:
Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport are generally prohibited on all federal lands designated as wilderness. This includes the use of motor vehicles (including OHVs), motorboats, motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters, unless provided for in specific legislation. In a few areas some exceptions allowing the use of motorized equipment or mechanical transport are described in the special regulations in effect for a specific area. Contact the agency for more information about regulations.

Contact Information:

ELY BLM FIELD OFFICE
HC 33 Box 33500
Ely, NV 89301
Phone: 775-289-1800
Office hours: 7:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

Recreational Activities:

  • WILDERNESS

Address:

Ely District Office
702 North Industrial Way, HC 33 Box 33500
Ely,NV,89301
Phone: 775-289-1800
Email: eyfoweb@blm.gov

Directions:

The Fortification Range Wilderness is located in northern Lincoln County near the White Pine County border, approximately 50 miles southeast of Ely.
Access to this Wilderness from Ely is south on federal highway 93. 19 miles past the intersection of federal highways 6, 50, and 93 turn left onto county road 47 which merges into county road 457. This county road runs along the eastern boundary of the Fortification Range Wilderness.

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