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 Monument areas we are working to protect:

Campaign for the California Desert This just in: The new desert monuments website is now available in SPANISH as well!

¡La página de web de los nuevos monumentos nacionales en el desierto ahora se encuentra también en ESPAÑOL!
21.09.2016 at 03:40 pmLike
Campaign for the California Desert Campaign for the California Desert shared BLM Wild's post.
BLM Wild"The desert contains 28 percent of the state's land mass but over 35 percent of its biodiversity...It's a place of incredible beauty and it's a place of tremendous variety both for human exploration but also for science."
- Frazier Haney, Mojave Desert Land Trust #DRECP #BLMWild
15.09.2016 at 10:34 amLike
Campaign for the California Desert Campaign for the California Desert shared Mojave Desert Land Trust's photo.
Mojave Desert Land TrustThank you @BLMNational for holding the first envisioning sessions for #MojaveTrails National Monument, and seeking public input in the management planning process. This is an important and timely step to make sure everyone has a voice in this process. Don't forget about the last meeting tonight in Needles: 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the El Garces Hotel, 950 Front St., Needles, CA 92363 ...
01.09.2016 at 12:43 pmLike
Campaign for the California Desert "It is our hope that Mr. Obama will continue to seek out good candidates for monument designation, regardless of the political opposition."

National Monuments From Mr. Obamanytimes.comThe president is displaying a late-blooming enthusiasm on the environmental front.
29.08.2016 at 11:30 amLike
Campaign for the California Desert With even more special public lands in the California Desert about to receive the protection the deserve, the Amargosa Conservancy has launch a blog series that looks back at all the great work that'sSee More been done in the Amargosa Basin. Check it out, and stay tuned for new weekly installments!See Less25.08.2016 at 07:42 pmLike