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On October 13th, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) will be holding a public meeting to discuss the designation of Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains as national monuments. In attendance will be Department of Interior Deputy Secretary Mike Connor, Undersecretary of Agriculture Robert Bonnie, and other senior officials from the Obama Administration.


Protect Your Public Lands

Right now there is an historic opportunity to permanently protect more than one million acres of public lands in the California mountains and desert with an Antiquities Act designation. Mojave Trails and Sand to Snow National Monuments will protect some of the most unique and pristine places in the country.

Mojave Trails National Monument

More than 200,000 acres in the Mojave Trails National Monument were acquired with private donations and gifted to the American people by The Wildlands Conservancy for conservation in perpetuity. These lands, along with others managed by the Bureau of Land Management make up the Mojave Trails National Monument and carry great scenic, ecological, cultural and economic importance for California and the United States including:

  • A portion of Bigelow Cholla Garden | Caliornia's largest cactus garden,
  • Amboy Crater | A National Natural Landmark,
  • Cady Mountains | One of the best areas in the Mojave to see bighorn sheep,
  • Marble Mountains Fossil Beds | The site of 550 million-year-old fossils of trilobites, which were among the first animals on earth with eyes and skeletons,
  • A 103-mile stretch of historic Route 66 | This is the longest remaining intact stretch of America's Mother Road, which is arguably the most famous highway in America.

Sand to Snow National Monument

Sand to Snow National Monument rises steeply from the Sonoran Desert floor up to Mount San Gorgonio, Southern California’s tallest peak, linking the San Gorgonio Wilderness to Joshua Tree National Park and the San Bernardino National Forest. Highlights of Sand to Snow National Monument include:

  • The most botanically diverse mountain range in the contiguous United States,
  • The headwaters of Whitewater River and Santa Ana River—Southern California's longest river,
  • Lush oases—home to migrating birds, mule deer, mountains lions, and black bears,
  • Black Lava Butte and Flat Top Mesa boast stunning Native American cultural sites,
  • Hiking, horseback riding, backpacking, fishing, bird watching, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and 25 miles of the storied Pacific Crest Trail.