Located in the Piute Valley in the eastern Mojave, Walking Box Ranch is bounded by the Newberry Mountains to the east and the jagged peaks of the New York Mountains to the west. This area provides crucial habitat for the desert tortoise.
Why the Conservancy Selected This Site
The Walking Box Ranch and adjacent areas contain southern Nevada’s most outstanding desert tortoise habitat.
What the Conservancy Has Done
The Walking Box Ranch, acquired in June 1994, is the climax of a four-year effort by The Nature Conservancy to protect the desert tortoise. This, along with two other acquisitions, brings the total acres preserved by the Nature Conservancy in the Piute Valley to 439,000. The acquisition enables the implementation of Clark County's Desert Tortoise Conservation plan.
Visit Red Rock Canyon to learn more about desert tortoise habitat.