Bringing bucks home

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This has been a big year for our county: Secretary Salazar visited Joshua Tree National Park in June and the Western Governors' Association recently visited our cities and public lands to discuss their economic benefits.

Back in 1994, the first California Desert Protection Act raised Joshua Tree National Monument's designation to national park status. That action continues to create jobs and now Joshua Tree National Park brings more than $50 million of annual economic benefit to San Bernardino County and to our region as a whole.