We have a historic opportunity to permanently protect public lands in the California desert by designating Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains National Monuments.

National monument designations for Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains means that these pristine landscapes will be preserved for current and future generations to enjoy, and will continue to be accessible for traditional uses and recreation activities like hiking, camping, hunting and more.

This push for national monument designations is a ground-up proposal with over a decade of work by local leaders on legislative efforts to protect these incredible areas the California desert while supporting the local tourism and outdoor recreation economy. It has widespread support from community leaders, business owners, veterans, faith leaders, anglers, sportsmen, historians, artists, outdoor enthusiasts, conservationists, and concerned citizens.

National monuments designations will put a star on the map for each of these lands we love, and places we play.

We can protect Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains immediately as national monuments while work continues on the more comprehensive California Desert Conservation & Recreation Act legislation.



Learn more about the three protected Monument areas:






Campaign for the California Desert Campaign for the California Desert shared Mojave Desert Land Trust's post.
Mojave Desert Land TrustA big thanks to Seth Shteir of the National Parks Conservation Association for leading Victorville Latino youth on a hike along the Forsee Creek Trail in the new Sand to Snow National Monument. This next generation of stewards talked about the impact nature is having on their lives! #Latinos4Conservation #S2S #MonumentsForAll
28.06.2016 at 12:07 pmLike
Campaign for the California Desert Mira el reportaje de Univision sobre el nuevo monumento nacional Sand to Snow! (Watch Spanish language coverage of the new Sand to Snow National Monument!) #SandtoSnow #MonumentsForAll
Sand to Snow: Una ventana a la naturalezanoticias.entravision.comWhitewater, CA (Entravision) Un nuevo espacio en nuestra región protegido por autoridades federales, es el Monumento Nacional Sand to Snow
12.05.2016 at 03:27 pmLike
Campaign for the California Desert What a beautiful sight! Thank you to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and President Obama for being in the "forever business" and to Senator Dianne Feinstein and the many others whoSee More provided the leadership to make our three new national monuments a reality. #MonumentsForAllSee Less06.05.2016 at 11:27 amLike
Campaign for the California Desert AND the new signs are unveiled!05.05.2016 at 10:57 amLike
Campaign for the California Desert It’s time to CELEBRATE! With the backdrop of the new Sand to Snow National Monument, today local communities welcome U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to the California Desert toSee More applaud our three new national monuments – Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains. We again thank President Obama, Senator Dianne Feinstein, & the many others who helped put three new stars on the map!See Less05.05.2016 at 09:02 amLike