Safeguarding the California desert not only preserves one of the most unique and pristine places in the country, it provides a lasting legacy for the local community.
Californians and other Americans—as well as visitors from all over the world—have long been drawn to the California desert's painted mountains, diverse wildlife, Native American petroglyphs, and rich history.
Now we have a 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 areas as national monuments.
More videos and facts on U.S. wilderness conservation: http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/projects/americas-wilderness