NEWS

Poll: Majority of Californians Support Desert Monuments

A strong majority of Californians want more lands permanently protected in the California Desert, and that support crosses party lines. That's according to the results of a new survey conducted in early November by the Republican polling firm Public Opinion...

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Valley Voice: Monuments protect Native American legacy

The California desert is a wondrous landscape of countless stories, many of them yet to be told. As the president of the Native American Land Conservancy, I see these places as key to connecting our children and grandchildren to our past and our culture. President...

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Nov 5 Pride Hike for New California Desert National Monuments

Opportunity for LGBT community to join hike in proposed Sand to Snow National Monument For more information contact: Matthew Jatovsky: California Desert Representative, The Wilderness Society, matt_jatovsky@tws.org Scott Connelly: VP for Outings, Great Outdoors Palm...

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Make Castle Mountains a new national monument

As a botanist who has dedicated a career towards the completion of a flora of the greater Mojave Desert, I recently traveled from western Texas to eastern San Bernardino County to acquire a better understanding of the plants in these neighboring bioregions. One...

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Latinos want more access to open space

Members of the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California recently trekked to Whitewater to express our strong support for Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s efforts to secure national monument status for the Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains and Snow to Sand. We believe that...

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Groups want Gen. Patton’s Camp Iron Mountain preserved

From 1942 to 1944, tanks rumbled across the remote cactus- and shrub-studded southeastern Mojave Desert, where hundreds of thousands of soldiers trained for combat during World War II. At 18,000 square miles, Desert Training Center, a simulated theater of operations –...

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Valley Voice: Act on monuments plan

I grew up in the now proposed Sand to Snow National Monument. I am the granddaughter of an original homesteading 1930s family in Pipes Canyon and was born and raised here.  I was on the front lines of the fight against the Green Path North power line through our...

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Live Monumental

In 2007, employees at Portland, Oregon-based KEEN Footwear set out on a bicycling journey from Portland to Salt Lake City. On that ride, the team caught its first glimpse of the biggest remaining roadless area in the lower forty-eight: Idaho’s Boulder-White Clouds.  A...

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