Mojave Trails Proposed National Monument
The California Desert Conservation and Recreation Act would designate nearly 950,000 acres in the East Mojave Desert as a new National Monument protecting existing uses of these lands for outdoor recreation, a national scenic highway, geologic exploration, wildlife corridors connecting national parks and federally protected wilderness areas.
Among the national treasures included in the proposed Mojave Trails National Monument are:
- Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness
- Cady Mountains
- Kelso Dunes Wilderness
- Pisgah Lava Flow
- Sleeping Beauty Valley
- Marble Mountain Fossil Beds
The monument would preserve the most pristine, undeveloped remaining stretch of historic Route 66. It would also bring clarity to our national renewable energy policy by concentrating energy development away from pristine public lands and along existing transmission lines.