Start receiving our award-winning magazine today!



Walking Box Ranch

Walking Box Ranch contains some of southern Nevada's most outstanding desert tortoise habitat.

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.

151,331 acres

Clark County

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.

We’re Accountable

The Nature Conservancy makes careful use of your support.

More Ratings

x animal

Sign up for Nature eNews!

Sign Up for Nature e-News

Get our e-newsletter filled with eco-tips and info on the places you care about most.

Thank you for joining our online community!

We’ll be in touch soon with more Nature Conservancy news, updates and exciting stories.

Please leave this field empty

We respect your privacy. The Nature Conservancy will not sell, rent or exchange your e-mail address. Read our full privacy policy for more information. By submitting this form, you agree to the terms of use.