Mojave National Preserve

(redirected from The Mojave National Preserve)

See also: National Parks and Monuments (table)National Parks and Monuments

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.

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.
..... Click the link for more information.
; National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

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.
 (table).

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Even in protected areas like the Mojave National Preserve, several tortoises are killed on roads each year.
Climate change has no regard for traffic signs, speed limits, roadside barriers or national park boundaries," said Debra Hughson, a research biologist at the Mojave National Preserve, about 50 miles northwest of the park.
Mojave Trails protects an undeveloped stretch of historic Route 66, Sand to Snow preserves a key wildlife corridor, and Castle Mountains is a high desert grassland that completes the Mojave National Preserve.
The area, known for its spectacular vistas and intact stretch of historic Route 66, would connect the Mojave National Preserve to the north with Joshua Tree National Park to the south.
In support of future space exploration, researchers from NASA's Ames Research Center are searching for water closer to home -- in the desert near the Mojave National Preserve in Southern California.
He was renowned in the field of conservation biology and he worked tirelessly to preserve sections of the Mojave Desert from off-road vehicle damage, which eventually led to the passage of the Federal Desert Protection Act of 1994 and the creation of the Mojave National Preserve.
At least 20 bighorn sheep fell victim to a pneumonia outbreak in the Mojave National Preserve on the California-Nevada border.
Besides, the crawler is inside the Mojave National Preserve, a National Park Service management area since 1994, and as such the crawler is a federally protected historical artifact.
The fight over the cross in the Mojave National Preserve ended with an agreement for a land swap.
A recent sighting of a banded Gila monster, (Heloderma suspectum cinctum) in the Mojave National Preserve, California.
Supreme Court heard arguments earlier this month in a case involving a cross on top of Sunrise Rock in a remote part of the Mojave National Preserve in California, not far from the Nevada border.
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.