Mojave Trails National Monument

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Mojave Trails National Monument
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Wind swept sand dunes line a valley with a large mountain range on the opposite side.
Cadiz Dunes, Mojave Trails NM
Map of the United States showing the location of Mojave Trails National Monument
Map of the United States showing the location of Mojave Trails National Monument
Map of the United States showing the location of Mojave Trails National Monument
Map of the United States showing the location of Mojave Trails National Monument
Location San Bernardino County, California, U.S.
Coordinates 34°36′N 116°00′W / 34.6°N 116°W / 34.6; -116Coordinates: 34°36′N 116°00′W / 34.6°N 116°W / 34.6; -116
Area 1,600,000 acres (650,000 ha)
Authorized February 12, 2016 (2016-Feb-12)
Governing body Bureau of Land Management
Website Mojave Trails National Monument

Mojave Trails National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located in the state of California between Interstates 15 and 40.[1] It partially surrounds the Mojave National Preserve. The focal point of the new preserve is the remote and nearly pristine Cadiz Dunes that formed from the sand of dry lake beds.[2] It was designated by President Obama on February 12, 2016 along with Castle Mountains National Monument and Sand to Snow National Monument.[3] It is under the control of the Bureau of Land Management.

Mojave Trails and other new National Monuments, Mojave desert, 2016

References

  1. ^ Sahagun, Louis (February 11, 2016). "Obama creates 3 new national monuments to protect 1.8 million acres of California desert". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-02-12. 
  2. ^ A Monumental Addition in California
  3. ^ Eilperin, Juliet. "The Washington Post" (February 12, 2016). Retrieved February 12, 2016. 

External links

  • Bureau of Land Management: Official Mojave Trails National Monument website
  • U.S. Dept. of Interior.gov: Map of Mojave Trails National Monumentwith wilderness areas.
  • Media related to Mojave Trails National Monument at Wikimedia Commons
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