MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST ACQUIRES LAND IN MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE

MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST ACQUIRES LAND IN MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE

The Mojave Desert Land Trust has added to the more than 22,000 acres it has purchased within the Mojave National Preserve by acquiring another parcel of private property from a landowner within the preserve. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more information about the purchase…
The Mojave Desert Land Trust has acquired more 145 acres in the Mojave National Preserve, which it plans to eventually donate to the preserve. The preserve is dotted with private parcels; the land trust’s purchase helps piece together public land within the preserve. The land is surrounded on three sides by Joshua Tree forests, and has creosote, blackbrush and Mojave yucca. It is located in the Lanfair Valley, close to Providence Mountains and Castle Mountains National Monument. Before turning the property over to the preserve, the land trust will clean up trash, eliminate signs of irresponsible off-road vehicle use, control weeds, and restore native plants where appropriate.

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