Success Story 2016

Mojave Trails National Monument

Mojave Trails National Monument, CA Photo Credit: John Dittli
Mojave Trails National Monument
CalWild Conservation Lands Foundation
1,625,080 acres protected

Since 2008, we made a total of seven grants to California Wilderness Coalition and Conservation Lands Foundation to protect 1.8 million acres of BLM land in the California desert. In February 2016, President Obama permanently protected this landscape when he designated Mojave Trails National Monument, Sand to Snow National Monument and Castle Mountains National Monument. The three monuments connect Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks and the Mojave National Preserve to create the second largest protected landscape in the world. Mojave Trails National Monument is a 1.6-million-acre matrix of land along 100 miles of historic Route 66 that protects wildlife corridors between Death Valley and Joshua Tree.