Sand to Snow National Monument

Sand to Snow National Monument,

154,000 acres (62,000 hectares) in the San Bernadino Mountains, S Calif. It rises from the Sonoran Desert floor to Mount San Gorgonio (11,503 ft/3,506 m), the highest peak in S California. The diverse lands in the monument include desert lowlands, scrub and woodlands, chaparral, coniferous forests, and alpine ecosystems. It is home to numerous animal species, including bighorn sheep, desert tortoises, black bears, mountain lions, and rattlesnakes, and is frequented by many bird species. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail traverses the monument.
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The Sand to Snow National Monument encompasses approximately 154,000 acres of federal lands, including just over 100,000 acres of already Congressionally-designated wilderness, east of Los Angeles, California, and will be managed jointly by the U.S.
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.
Feinstein has also asked President Obama to use his authority under the Antiquities Act to designate three new national monuments - Mojave Trails National Monument, Sand to Snow National Monument, and Castle Mountains National Monument.
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to include access for water development and other management activities when Obama designated the Sand to Snow National Monument in Southern California in 2016.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that Californias Sand to Snow National Monument is no longer under review?
Today, I am recommending that no changes be made to the Sand to Snow National Monument and that the Monument is no longer under official Department of the Interior review, said Secretary Zinke.
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).
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.
Christened last year, Sand to Snow National Monument, 26 miles northwest of Palm Springs, contains a dizzying network of hiking trails that ramble from the valley floor 10,000 feet up to the snowcapped peaks of the San Gorgonio summit.