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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Area near Joshua tree preserved...

Conservation Commission to buy Big Morongo parcel

(Palm Springs Desert Sun, 7/15/09)

"Coachella Valley officials are spending $3.9 million to acquire 638 acres in Big Morongo Canyon, the largest land purchase since the desert multi-species protection act went into effect last fall ... 'This land is part of a significant wildlife corridor,' said Katie Barrows, environmental resources director for the Coachella Valley Association of Governments." The BLM is a participant in the Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan.

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RELATED: "Big Morongo Canyon Preserve" (BLM- California, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office)

The Preserve includes an internationally recognized desert oasis and marsh that is one of the 10 largest cottonwood and willow riparian (stream) habitats in California. It is also identified by the Audubon Society as one of the most important avian habitat areas in California.

big morongo preserve history

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