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Sand to Snow National Monument

(Encyclopedia) Sand to Snow National Monument, 154,000 acres (62,000 hectares) in the San Bernadino Mountains, S Calif. It rises from the Sonoran Desert floor to Mount San Gorgonio (11,503 ft/3,506 m…

Mojave Desert

(Encyclopedia) Mojave or Mohave Desert, c.15,000 sq mi (38,850 sq km), region of low, barren mountains and flat valleys, 2,000 to 5,000 ft (610–1,524 m) high, S Calif.; part of the Great Basin of the…

NATIONAL PARKS

Name, location, and year authorized Acreage Outstanding characteristicsAcadia (Maine), 1919 47,548.94Rugged seashore on Mt. Desert Island and adjacent mainlandArches (Utah), 1971 76,518.98…