On February 12th three new areas were designated as national monuments in the California desert: Mojave Trails National Monument, Sand to Snow National Monument, and Castle Mountains National Monument.
Encompassing nearly 1.8 million acres of public lands, these new monuments are the culmination of decades of hard work and collaboration between government, conservation organizations, and local communities.
The Wildlands Conservancy played a major role in the creation of the Mojave Trails National Monument and Sand to Snow National Monument. For the last 20 years they have acquired significant landscapes and saved them from development while stitching together California’s largest nature preserve system.
So you can better understand the new monuments, The Wildlands Conservancy has created two interactive tours of the Mojave Trails National Monument and Sand to Snow National Monument. Check them out and go visit soon!