The United States Congress designated the Buzzards Peak Wilderness (map
) in 2019 and it now has a total of 11,840 acres
All of this wilderness is located in California
and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
The geologically rich soils of the Buzzards Peak Wilderness create landscapes of rich chocolate brown, yellows, reds, and blues. This area is an important part of the traditional homeland of the Quechan tribe, containing ancient trails, intaglios, rock alignments, sleeping circles, lithic scatter, and other evidence of the tribe’s long history here. Wildlife and plants found here include: cholla and beavertail cacti, ocotillos, palo verde, acacias, ironwood trees, the rare California ditaxis, desert tortoise, Yuma king snake, Colorado River toad, Great Plains toad, tree lizard, burros, mule deer and mountain lion.