The thousands of acres of dramatic wildlands near Las Cruces, New Mexico, range from juniper-dotted volcanic mountains to rugged box canyons. This landscape is home to mountain lions, mule deer, golden eagles and rare desert plants.
Black History Month is a time to remember and honor the many groups and individuals who contributed to the success and achievements of this country as well as to advancement for African Americans as a people.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) recently asked President Obama to protect Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and the Castle Mountains as national monuments in the California Desert, using presidential powers under the Antiquities Act.
The bill, introduced by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), would add federally owned land in six iconic locations to the California Coastal National Monument - first established in 2000 and previously expanded by President Barack Obama in 2014.