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Castle Mountains National Monument

Castles In The Desert

Designation of Castle Mountains National Monument in California is expected to serve as a critical connection between two mountain ranges, protecting water resources, plants, and wildlife such as golden eagles, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, and bobcats. It became the 410th unit of the National Park System when President Obama signed the declaration on February 12, 2016.

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President Obama Designates Three National Monuments In California

Most Americans woke up Friday with three new national monuments in the country. Located in California, the three -- Castle Mountains National Monument, Sand to Snow National Monument, and Mojave Trails National Monument -- were all hewn from federal lands and long have been called for by U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein.

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