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
By Ryan Sharrow I grew up in the California Desert, spending my childhood in Hesperia and high school years in Needles. When I joined the Army I spent time in some very different landscapes – Georgia, and Alaska for mountaineering school. That is where I began to love the outdoors. … read more
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
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