Mojave National Preserve


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Mojave National Preserve:

see Mojave DesertMojave or Mohave Desert,
c.15,000 sq mi (38,850 sq km), region of low, barren mountains and flat valleys, 2,000 to 5,000 ft (610–1,524 m) high, S Calif.; part of the Great Basin of the United States.
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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Mojave National Preserve

Address:2701 Barstow Rd
Barstow, CA 92311

Phone:760-252-6100
Fax:760-252-6174
Web: www.nps.gov/moja/
Size: 1,529,927 acres.
Established: Established on October 31, 1994, by the California Desert Protection Act.
Location:Easily reached via I-15 or I-40 east of Barstow, California, and west of Needles, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada. Six freeway exits provide visitor access.
Facilities:Campgrounds, visitor center, trails.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, auto touring, hunting, wildflower viewing, off-road driving, interpretive programs.
Special Features:The preserve protects the fragile habitat of the desert tortoise, vast open spaces, and historic mining scenes, such as the Kelso Railroad Depot (built in 1924). It is also home to the world's largest Joshua tree forest and the 600-foot-high Kelso Dunes, the third tallest dunes in North America.

See other parks in California.
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Mojave National Preserve, National Park Service website: http://www.
This partnership exemplifies First Solar's commitment to educating children, especially those from underserved communities about sustainability, the unique ecosystems of Mojave National Preserve and Joshua Tree National Park, 'green' career opportunities and healthy outdoor recreation," said Grace Lee, executive director, National Park Trust.
Farther west in Mojave National Preserve, the health and reproductive success of two icon species--the desert tortoise and bighorn sheep--depend on plants, which are influenced by climate.
And though the scope of June's Hackberry Fire in the Mojave National Preserve is mind-bendingly huge, this was by no means the largest of this year's desert fires.
Through the First Solar sponsorship, the Buddy Bison program will be launched this fall and will enable students to have hands-on experiences in the following California parks: Mojave National Preserve, Joshua Tree National Park and Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.
WHERE: Mojave National Preserve is located on Cima Road in Cima, CA 92364.
Look at a map of Mojave National Preserve, deep in the heart of the California desert, and you'll see a huge notch carved out along the border of Nevada--like a slice of birthday cake removed before anyone was able to blow out the candles.
The cross] is the most common symbol of the resting place of the dead," he said, indicating that a veterans memorial consisting of a cross mounted on a 15-foot rock in the Mojave National Preserve in California honors all of America's war dead.
Desert oasis: Information on the Mojave National Preserve is available on www.
According to a statement issued by the Mojave National Preserve, the cross was reported missing on Monday morning by staff of the National Park Service who went to the site to replace the wooden cover that had been removed from the cross sometime earlier.
Many had never visited a national park, yet they live within a few hours of two of the most significant places on Earth: Joshua Tree National Park and Mojave National Preserve.