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 Campaign for the California Desert shared Mojave Desert Land Trust's photo.
Mojave Desert Land TrustMDLT is excited to share the news that the Mojave Monument Toolkit has been shared with Yucca Valley! Here MDLT's Jacqueline Guevara presents a stipend check to Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce President, Wanda Stadum. #MonumentsForAll
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Campaign for the California Desert “Providing the business community with information and resources to market the monuments is a good investment in the economic future of our region.” Danielle Segura, Executive Director Mojave DesertSee More Land Trust #MonumentsForAll
http://www.mohavedailynews.com/needles_desert_star/adventure-kit-geared-to-those-exploring-southern-california-s-new/article_40de44e0-d387-11e6-933f-f753c240fd8a.htmlSee Less
Adventure Kit geared to those exploring Southern California's new national monumentsmohavedailynews.comJOSHUA TREE — The Mojave Desert Land Trust, in partnership with local chambers of commerce from the California Desert, has released a marketing toolkit to help local businesses and governments get the most out of tourism opportunities created by the new California Desert national monuments. Presiden...
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Campaign for the California Desert Join MDLT to find out how close you live to the Desert National Monuments!
Mojave Desert Land TrustPlease join MDLT for our second Mappy Hour on Thursday evening, Jan 19! This Mappy Hour will focus on our new Desert Monuments. Join us while we review some maps of the Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails, and Castle Mountains National Monuments! Please register for this event so that we can be sure to have enough seating and refreshments for all who attend: http://conta.cc/2iIxy4C ...
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Campaign for the California Desert Last year @POTUS designated the Sand to Snow, Castle Mountains and Mojave Trails national monuments in the desert region of California. Latinos, who make up almost half of the population in that area,See More have an important voice in the protection of our public lands and have a significant role to play in encouraging stewardship of our outdoor and cultural heritage. #YeswecanSee Less
THE DESERT SUN: Diverse Groups Work to Boost Access to Treasured Landshispanicaccess.orgBy Jesse Villarreal and Jack Thompson for The Desert Sun
03.01.2017 at 01:11 pmLike
Campaign for the California Desert Campaign for the California Desert shared Hispanic Access Foundation's post.
Hispanic Access FoundationLast year @POTUS designated the Sand to Snow, Castle Mountains and Mojave Trails national monuments in the desert region of California. Latinos, who make up almost half of the population in that area, have an important voice in the protection of our public lands and have a significant role to play in encouraging stewardship of our outdoor and cultural heritage. #yeswecan ...
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