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.
From the blog
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
Throughout the month of October, Friends and partners in the California Desert hosted National Park Service Centennial events to celebrate 100 years of America’s iconic public lands, including some of the newest additions to the National Conservation Lands – the Sand to Snow and Mojave Trails National Monuments. These events … read more
2016 marks the third annual Latino Conservation Week, an initiative of Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) to harness the Latino community’s passion for the outdoors and spotlight its role in conservation. It started with just 17 partners and 17 events. Now, there are over 100 partners and events that are engaging Latino … read more