Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

News in Mojave

New national monument could add to Great Basin’s scenic spaces

February 8, 2012, 10:42 am
On a quiet swath of land in Morongo Valley, wildflowers, boulders and sky stretch for miles. Water trickles down a hill, coating the pebbles below with moss. The Little Morongo Canyon area is designated as federal wilderness area, but its designation leaves it vulnerable to competing interests. Conservationists and a slew ...

California Senators Seek to Expand State Parkland

January 27, 2011, 2:15 pm
California's two Democratic senators are renewing plans to add millions of acres of park, wilderness, marine sanctuaries and other conservation lands in the state, including a major expansion of the desert parks, billing the effort in part as a way to boost the tourism economy. Sen. Barbara Boxer introduced legislation, ...

Species Spotlight: Desert Tortoise

October 7, 2010, 10:12 am
As you amble through the Joshua Tree forest or any low-lying area of the Mojave, the rustling of leaves or snapping of twigs might get your attention. And if you look carefully, you may be lucky enough to see your unwitting companion whose well-camouflaged cover has been blown by ...

Mojave National Preserve - Beyond The Mojave Road

March 22, 2010, 7:29 am
The Mojave National Preserve is big at 1.6 million acres. It's crisscrossed by dirt routes, some of which are more challenging than others. If you're after hardcore rock-crawling trails, this isn't the place. If you're after discovery and solitude it's a great place to be. Don't get complacent: deep ...

Supreme Court Hears Mojave Cross Case: Justices to Decide if Memorial to WW I Vets Constitutional

October 7, 2009, 8:41 am
Deep in the heart of the Mojave National Preserve in California stands a five foot cross carefully disguised in a plywood box.The U.S. Park Service was forced to cover the cross until the Supreme Court decides whether the cross can remain in its place as a monument to fallen ...

Supreme Court to Hear Dispute over Cross Located in National Park

February 24, 2009, 9:37 am
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to step into a long-running legal fight over an 8-foot-tall cross that stands as a war memorial in the vast Mojave National Preserve in ...

Team of Lone Rangers Scours the New Wild West

September 25, 2008, 7:22 am
High noon and the desert is hot as a wok, yet Tim Duncan is wearing body armor under his uniform. A handgun and a Taser hang from his belt. Next to him in the truck are a shotgun and an M-16 assault rifle with extra magazines. "Out here, you have ...