Eastern Mojave Vegetation Desert Tortoise Natural Area, Kern County, California.


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The Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area (DTNA) is 39.5 square miles of prime natural habitat set aside for the desert tortoise, the official California State Reptile. The preserve boasts a rich flora and fauna representative of the intricate Mojave Desert ecosystem. In 1980, the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of Interior, recognized the significance of the DTNA by designating it an "Area of Critical Environmental Concern" and as a "Research Natural Area".

Elevation: 764m.

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Date and time this article was prepared:8:15:25 AM, 7/13/2024.