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California's 'Indescribable' Desert: See Why It's Worth Conserving

Shown here in stunning time-lapse video, the California desert is "one of the most indescribable places on our planet," says Mark Butler, a retired National Park Service superintendent. "[Protecting these lands] would be profound."

Californians, Americans, and visitors from all over the world have long been drawn to the California desert's painted mountains, fascinating wildlife, Native American petroglyphs, and storied history.

Now we have an historic opportunity to protect special places in the California desert that hold extraordinary historical, cultural, ecological, and economic value. After working for nearly a decade on legislative efforts to protect the California Desert, we are turning to President Obama to designate the Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains National Monuments.

Take action: Urge President Obama to protect the California Desert now: http://pew.org/1HHwAQ4

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