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California national parks to expand under sweeping new bill

The Mercury News Posted March 6th, 2019 In the largest land conservation bill passed by Congress in 10 years, vast areas of California’s desert are headed for new protections that would prohibit mining, roads and off-highway vehicles, and enlarge two national parks, Death Valley and Joshua Tree. Read the full article –>

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Superbloom starting? In Lake Elsinore’s poppy fields, definitely

Los Angeles Times Posted March 6th, 2019 Little Lake Elsinore southeast of L.A. has shifted into superbloom mode. Blankets of orange poppies cover the hills in Walker Canyon, causing traffic on Interstate 15 to back up almost 20 miles at times. “Those hills are just covered with millions of poppies,” said Kim Cousins, president of…

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House passes ‘landmark’ conservation legislation

The Daily Press Posted February 27th, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed the Natural Resources Management Act, a bipartisan package of public-lands bills that would increase recreation and conservation in the Mojave Desert, and across the nation. Read the full article

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Mojave Trails National Monument to celebrate 3rd anniversary this weekend

The Daily Press Posted February 6th, 2019 This weekend, the Mojave Trails National Monument in Twentynine Palms will celebrate its third anniversary with a “Superbloom and Star Party,” a three-day event sure to delight both amatuer photographers and astronomers hoping to get an up-close-and-personal view of the largest monument in the United States. Read the…