About the Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area

Stewarded by Conserve Southwest Utah

The approximately 63,500-acre Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area is located in the southwestern corner of Washington County, Utah, along the state lines of Nevada and Arizona. This NCA is in the unique transition zone between the Mojave Desert and the Great Basin. Creosote bush and other desert shrubs grow at lower elevations and provide habitat for desert bighorn sheep and the threatened Mojave Desert tortoise. Joshua trees and dense stands of blackbrush cover the slopes of the Beaver Dam Mountains, which rise along the eastern boundary of the NCA. Scarce desert water flows in the upper reaches of Beaver Dam Wash, but rarely travels all the way through the NCA. The plants that cling to the edge of the stream channel provide important habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife.

From the blog

  • 03.23.17

    Groups join forces to defend the Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas in Southern Utah

    ST. GEORGE, UT (March 24, 2017) – Conserve Southwest Utah (CSU), the Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) and The Wilderness Society (TWS) filed a motion to intervene in the Washington County, Utah appeal of the Final Resource Management Plans (RMP) for the Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas … read more

  • 09.4.13

    New Faces In the Network

    Citizens for Dixie’s Future (CDF) is a grassroots coalition of local citizens committed to protecting the natural resources and quality of life in Washington County, Utah for the benefit of present and future generations.  The group is based in St. George and stewards a bunch of outstanding National Conservation Lands, … read more

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