Our Mission: Mojave Desert Land Trust protects the Mojave Desert ecosystem and its scenic and cultural resource values. MDLT acquires, restores and protects culturally and biologically sensitive lands throughout a 24.5 million-acre service region in the California Desert, from north of Death Valley National Park to the border of Mexico.
THREE NEW MONUMENTS NEAR NEEDLES, CA
New Desert Monuments!
Designated on February 12, 2016 – Your 3 Monuments are bright stars on the map for these lands we love, and places we play here in the rugged and beautiful California Desert: Castle Mountains and Mojave Trails and Sand To Snow National Monument
Castle Mountains: Castle Mountains represents some of the most unique elements of the Mojave Desert. Nestled between the Nevada state line and Mojave National Preserve, the nearly 21,000 acres of Castle Mountains boasts Joshua tree forests, unbroken natural landscapes, rare desert grasslands, and rich human history. This intriguing area provides serenity and solitude from nearby metropolitan areas.
Mojave Trails National Monument: One of North America’s most unique landscapes, the Mojave Desert is home to vital wildlife habitat, unspoiled desert vistas, and an incredible slice of American history. Mojave Trails is the connective tissue linking Mojave National Preserve to Joshua Tree National Park and existing Wilderness Areas, providing habitat for sensitive wildlife and pristine scenery. It contains irreplaceable archeological and cultural sites including sacred Native American trails and trade routes.