Joshua trees in the Mojave National Preserve. President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic California desert wilderness, including land that would connect this preserve to other established national monuments and national parks in the area.
Joshua trees in the Mojave National Preserve. President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic California desert wilderness, including land that would connect this preserve to other established national monuments and national parks in the area. David Danelski AP
Joshua trees in the Mojave National Preserve. President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic California desert wilderness, including land that would connect this preserve to other established national monuments and national parks in the area. David Danelski AP

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February 12, 2016 12:50 PM