Mojave Trails National Monument

Mojave Trails National Monument,

1.6 million acres (647,000 hectares), SE California. Linking Joshua Tree National Park and Mojave National Preserve, it follows the trails of the Chemehuevi people, a branch of the Southern Paiute, and also contains the longest undeveloped stretch of Route 66. Mojave Trails is home to desert tortoises, desert bighorn sheep, and fringe-toed lizards. The Cadiz Dunes, Cady Mountains, Pisgah Lava Flow, Amboy Crater, Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness, Marble Mountains Fossil Beds, and Afton Canyon are among the monument's many notable features.
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The three new illegally created monuments are Mojave Trails National Monument (1.6 million acres), the Sand to Snow National Monument (154,000 acres), and the Castle Mountains National Monument (21,000 acres).
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today joined members of Congress, state and local officials, and local business and community leaders in applauding the President's designation of the Sand to Snow National Monument, Mojave Trails National Monument, and Castle Mountains National Monument in southern California.
It would also create two new BLM monuments: the 941,000-acre Mojave Trails National Monument along Route 66 and the 134,000-acre Sand to Snow National Monument, which would connect Joshua Tree National Park to the San Bernardino Mountains, allowing wildlife to move across the landscape and gain access to year-round springs in the Big Morongo Preserve.