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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John McCain wrote to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urging her to rein in the burro population after the animals caused 24 car accidents over a two-year period in a small Arizona city near Mojave National Preserve.
"We want to wrap this, we want to get it done," Linda Slater of the Mojave National Preserve, said.
2763, 2763A-230 (2000) ("None of the funds in this or any other Act may be used by the Secretary of the Interior to remove the five-foot tall white cross located within the boundary of the Mojave National Preserve....").
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In this latest ruling, the 9th Circuit stated that the government can't trade a parcel of public lands to private hands to allow a Christian cross to remain on display (a move legislated by Congress in 2004 after the 9th Circuit ordered the removal of the "Sunrise Rock" cross at the Mojave National Preserve).
Surreal is the word for Banshee Canyon, one of the best spring escapes in eastern California's Mojave National Preserve. First there's the name, said to come from the whistling sound of the wind as it swirls through pockets in the canyon's volcanic rocks.
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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." They have that right: we're the only people here.
Safari Club International and the California Department of Fish and Game received permission from the Mojave National Preserve and the U.S.
Murphy's directive, Ruch said, is the result of a "pattern of political appointees of the Bush administration accommodating right-wing mad Christian fundamentalist groups about how religious views are displayed at parks." 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.
Natural History of the Mojave National Preserve, California.
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