Colorado Desert


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Colorado Desert

an arid region of SE California and NW Mexico, west of the Colorado River. Area: over 5000 sq. km (2000 sq. miles)
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The majority of the sites with no yellow bat detections occurred in the northwestern end of the Colorado Desert near the San Gorgonio Pass (Fig.
Furthermore, the area appears to be atypical of habitats where other Gila monsters have been observed in California (with the possible exception of the Colorado Desert records near Blythe and Desert Center), casting some doubt on the probability that it was indigenous.
They may not seem to have much in common with Edward Abbey's Colorado desert, but wilderness is wilderness--in a way--and his genial challenge, to embark on a journey of self-discovery, is as relevant to us as it was back then:
Four years after the tortoise was listed and a few months before the California Desert Protection Act was signed into law, the Fish and Wildlife Service published the Desert Tortoise (Mojave and Colorado Desert Populations) Recovery Plan to serve as a blueprint for protecting tortoises on more than 6 million acres of critical habitat.
June Collins, Dudek's executive vice president, has been named the project manager to lead development of a Natural Community Conservation Plan (NCCP) for a six-county region in the Mojave and Colorado desert areas where renewable energy facilities are slated for development.
This is a uniquely situated park, in that it lies at the junction of two substantial ecosystems -- the Mojave Desert, which reaches into southern Nevada, and the Colorado Desert, which spreads south through California and Baja California.
a small band on west side of San Joaquin Valley in western Fresno County [none definitely reported later than 1928]; a very few western arm of Mohave Desert [Antelope Valley] in northern Los Angeles County or southern Kern County; a small herd in northwestern San Bernardino County near Randsburg; and a few individuals on west of Colorado Desert near the Mexican line, in eastern San Diego County or western Imperial County [Nelson 1925]".
Positioned in the Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert, the resort is surrounded on three sides by magnificent mountain ranges, products of the continental plate dynamics which are also responsible for the hot spa waters.
But eventually, as if finally accepting the spare, sere realities of the Colorado Desert setting, the place names become purely descriptive.
Apparent rain harvesting by a Colorado Desert sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes laterorepens).
Meanwhile, over in the Colorado Desert, California, at Coachella, superstar DJ Calvin was hanging out with petite singer Jhene Aiko.
Anza Borrego offers ``great scenery, geology and paleontology,'' said Dave Van Cleve, district superintendent of the the Colorado Desert District.

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