- State: CA
- NPCA Region: Pacific
- Est. Date: 1994
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Mojave National Preserve's vast expanse of desert lands includes one of the most diverse desert environments in the world, representing three of the four major North American deserts: the Mojave, Great Basin and Sonoran. The preserve is a land of old mountain ranges, sand dunes, great mesas and volcanic features such as cinder cones, domes and lava flows.
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