This roadless area provides visitors with expansive views of multiple Wilderness Areas, Owens Lake, the glittering Sierra Nevada and into the expanses of Saline Valley and Death Valley National Park.
Conglomerate Mesa provides habitat for a variety of lizards, snakes, and small mammals, including the Mohave Ground Squirrel. Small wildlife supports many predators, including raptors, badgers, bobcats, foxes, and coyotes. Raptors most likely to inhabit the area include Golden Eagle, Cooper’s Hawk, Prairie Falcon, Sharp-shinned Hawk, and various owl species. The area provides habitat for sensitive bat species, including Townsend’s Western Big-eared bat.
Upland areas provide important winter Mule deer habitat and overwintering sites and corridors for Nelson’s Bighorn Sheep. Larger prey species support mountain lion.
This area also features many unique and sensitive plant species, such as Ripley’s Cymopterus and Inyo rock daisy. Conglomerate Mesa lies at the eastern edge of the Mojave Desert and the western edge of the Great Basin, resulting in high plant diversity – including creosote scrub and silver cholla, Joshua tree and pinyon-juniper woodlands, and sagebrush meadows ecosystems.