The United States Congress designated the North Jackson Mountains Wilderness (map
) in 2000 and it now has a total of 23,439 acres
All of this wilderness is located in Nevada
and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
The North Jackson Mountains Wilderness is bordered by
the South Jackson Mountains Wilderness
to the south.
The Wilderness contains the northern portion of the Jackson Mountains. Elevations in the Wilderness range from 4,000 to 8,400 feet on top of Parrot Peak. Sagebrush is the dominant vegetation type, with saltbrush and greasewood occurring at the lower elevations. Several canyons also contain willows, cottonwoods, aspens and other riparian species. Junipers also occur in the higher elevations. Deep rugged canyons dissect the wilderness. Wildlife in the area include California bighorn sheep, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, mountain lions, coyotes, and sagegrouse.