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  • Presidential Signing Creates a New National Parks on the Air Unit

    From ARRL de WD1CKS@VERT/WLARB to QST on Mon Feb 15 21:17:41 2016

    President Barack Obama has designated three new national monuments  -- all of them in the California desert -- through the Antiquities Act. The National Park Service will administer one of them, Castle Mountains National Monument[1] (MN82), making it eligible to become the newest new National Parks on the Air (NPOTA[2]) unit. The nearly 21,000 acre tract became the 484th NPOTA unit as of February 12.

    Castle Mountains National Monument is surrounded on three sides by another NPOTA unit - the Mojave National Preserve (PV13).

    "It connects water flow and wildlife corridors of the Preserve, and completes the boundary of the Preserve along the California-Nevada border," the White House said[3]. The other national monuments created were Sand to Snow National Monument, and Mojave Trails National Monument. The three new national monuments comprise approximately 1.8 million acres.


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