About the Mojave Trails National Monument

Designated on February 11, 2016, Mojave Trails National Monument provides more that 1.6 million acres of vital habitat for sensitive wildlife and unspoiled desert vistas, including 350,000 acres of Congressionally designated Wilderness. It protects sacred Native American trails and trade routes; the longest undeveloped stretch of historic Route 66; ancient lava flows; trilobite fossil beds; and many unique historic and scientific features. Mojave Trails also represents the largest land gift in American history, with over 200,000 private acres donated to the BLM for conservation in perpetuity. This area has been championed by Friends Grassroots Network members Mojave Desert Land Trust and the Amargosa Conservancy.

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  • 04.26.17

    Conservation Lands Foundation’s Statement on So-Called Review of National Monuments

    Durango, Colo. (April 26, 2017) – In response to President Trump’s Executive Order on the review of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act, the Conservation Lands Foundation issued the following statement from John Wallin, Acting Executive Director: “This “review” of national monuments is a waste of time and money.  … read more

  • 03.31.17

    Women Behind Monuments – Part 1

    Name: Danielle Segura City, State: Joshua Tree, Calif. Position: Executive Director, Mojave Desert Land Trust, www.mdlt.org   What monument(s) were you involved with? Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains National Monuments, California Why did you get involved? To further protect special places in the California Desert for future generations. What … read more

  • 02.6.17

    Press Release: Cook Bill Shows Bipartisan Cooperation, Commitment to Protecting California Desert

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 6, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation and California Wilderness Coalition commended Representative Paul Cook (R-CA-8, Apple Valley) for his introduction of the California Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act of 2017. The bill is the House companion to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) California Desert Conservation and … read more

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