mojave desert

mojave desert

Castle Mountains NM in California

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The Castle Mountains National Monument encompasses 20,920 acres of crucial wildlife habitat. “The monument will serve as a critical connection between two mountain ranges, protecting water resources, plants, and wildlife such as golden eagles, bighorn sheep, mountain lions and bobcats.” Noted the White House. In addition, the Castle Mountains National Monument preserves many Native American archeological sites in the Mojave Desert and the remnants of the historical ghost town Hart, which was a fleeting gold mining town in the early 20th century. “The area has also been identified as an ideal reintroduction site for pronghorn antelope, the second-fastest land mammal on earth.” Said the Wilderness Society. Read more at: http://trailmob.com/article/president-obama-creates-3-new-national-monuments-in-california