Attendees will enjoy an overnight tour of significant cultural and biological treasures within the Mojave National Preserve and the Castle Mountains National Monument. The program celebrates the National Park Service (NPS) Centennial by gathering community leaders and members together for a journey to some of the most remote, newest and perhaps least understood NPS lands in the California Desert.

Attendees will also learn about and celebrate the new California Desert National Monuments and MDLT’s role in achieving these protections. They will visit a Native American cultural site, enjoy a full moon interpretive program, and hike at the base of the newly protected Castle Mountains.

Saturday & Sunday, October 15-16

Program Contact: Monica Mahoney, Director of Education and Public Engagement, Mojave Desert Land Trust  – (760) 366-5440 –

Press Contact: Shauna Tucker, Creative Services & Media Advisor, Mojave Desert Land Trust – (760) 366-5440 –

Sponsored by Mojave Desert Land Trust. Partners include the National Parks Service, the National Parks Conservation Association, Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association, the Native American Lands Conservancy, Hispanic Access Foundation and local community members.

This event is featured as part of a series of California Desert Centennial Celebrations, honoring 100 years of the National Park Service, and raising awareness for the next 100 years of all of our public lands. For more events visit