The Desert

Ibex Hills DVNP proposed wilderness adds
Fact Sheet: Death Valley Additions – Axe Head & Ibex Hills
Fact Sheet: Death Valley Additions – Axe Head & Ibex Hills 1024 399 California Wilderness Coalition

The ‘Axe Head’ triangle shaped area in extreme southern Death Valley National Park consists of low hills, desert washes, and prime habitat for the threatened desert tortoise. In addition to…

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Fact Sheet: Daggett Ridge Wilderness
Fact Sheet: Daggett Ridge Wilderness 1024 456 California Wilderness Coalition

The nearly 25,000-acre Daggett Ridge area provides an unspoiled oasis in an otherwise developed and ecologically fragmented region. Despite its proximity to the city of Barstow, the area exhibits a…

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photo by Laurel Williams
Fact Sheet: Castle Mountains National Monument
Fact Sheet: Castle Mountains National Monument 1024 370 California Wilderness Coalition

Castle Mountains, including Hart Peak (5,543 ft) represents a critical linkage between the Paiute Mountains and the New York Mountains for plant-life, wildlife, scenic views, and important watersheds. Castle Mountains…

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photo by John Dittli
Fact Sheet: Buzzard’s Peak Wilderness
Fact Sheet: Buzzard’s Peak Wilderness 1024 338 California Wilderness Coalition

The geologically rich soils of the proposed Indian Pass Wilderness Additions and the adjacent proposed Buzzards Peak Wilderness create landscapes of rich chocolate brown, yellows, reds, and blues. These areas…

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Fact Sheet: Bighorn Mountain Wilderness
Fact Sheet: Bighorn Mountain Wilderness 1024 456 California Wilderness Coalition

The vast wild areas surrounding BLM’s Bighorn Mountain Wilderness include over 51,000 acres of wilderness-quality lands. The area provides an important ecological transition between the Mojave Desert and the San…

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by John Dittli
Fact Sheet: Avawatz Mountains Wilderness
Fact Sheet: Avawatz Mountains Wilderness 960 663 California Wilderness Coalition

Rising to more than 6,100 feet above the Silurian Valley, the Avawatz Mountains form a commanding backdrop of colorful eroded slopes, rugged ridges, and steep, narrow canyons. These mountains are…

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Fact Sheet: Ash Hill Wilderness
Fact Sheet: Ash Hill Wilderness 1024 456 California Wilderness Coalition

The over 19,000-acre Ash Hill area is a sprawling West Mojave Desert landscape of rugged mountains and sweeping bajadas, interspersed with canyons and braided washes. Elevations range from 1,300 feet…

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