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.
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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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Nearby Mojave National Preserve might have more than 1,000 burros living in it, said Neal Darby, the park's wildlife biologist.
Connecting the Mojave National Preserve with Joshua Tree National Park, the Mojave Trails National Monument ensures the biological connectivity of this landscape while preserving traditional uses such hunting and off-highway vehicle recreation.
We want to wrap this, we want to get it done," Linda Slater of the Mojave National Preserve, said.
It also covers East county, from north of the Joshua Tree National Park toward the Colorado River Indian Reservation in the east and north to Lake Havasu City and also the North county, from east of Death Valley National Park and south to the Mojave National Preserve and Twentynine Palms.
Surreal is the word for Banshee Canyon, one of the best spring escapes in eastern California's Mojave National Preserve.
No Joshua trees will survive in Joshua Tree National Park, nor in the Mojave National Preserve.
The National Park Service website claims that the Mojave National Preserve is the place "to escape the crowded visitor centers and campgrounds found at other parks.
Safari Club International and the California Department of Fish and Game received permission from the Mojave National Preserve and the U.
During the same period, the groups have successfully argued that crosses on public land must be removed - or forced public entities to give up their ownership of land with crosses - in Ventura, Simi Valley and the Mojave National Preserve, Calif.
Among them is the promotion at a Grand Canyon bookstore of a "creationist" text, which takes a biblical view of the canyon's formation; the reinstatement of biblical plaques within the canyon; and an ongoing legal battle to display an eight-foot cross at the Mojave National Preserve in California.
The sand in dunes west of the Colorado River, including those in Kelso Dunes in the Mojave National Preserve, is rich in feldspar.
The "10 Most Endangered National Parks" list published by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) includes some that incidentally attract poachers, including Mojave National Preserve (barrel cactus), Big Cypress National Preserve (saw palmetto berries) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (ginseng).