Kelso Depot Visitor Center will be closed two days per week
Effective May 8, 2013, Kelso Depot Visitor Center in Mojave National Preserve will be closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Visitor Center will remain open Fridays through Tuesdays from 9 am to 5 pm. More »
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Fire Open House
Contact: Linda Slater, (760) 252-6122
Mojave National Preserve's Superintendent, Dennis Schramm, announced today that the park’s combined spring community meeting and annual fire open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2010, at the Interagency Hole-in-the-Wall Fire Center in Mojave National Preserve.
This is a free event open to the public. Park managers will begin the meeting/open house with presentations and conversation about developments and programs in the preserve. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, Chuck Heard, the preserve’s Fire Management Officer, will conduct tours of the Fire Center as well as provide information to help park residents and neighbors to protect their homes from wildland fire. There will also be opportunities to learn about Mojave National Preserve’s fire management plan as well as law enforcement and emergency medical services in the preserve.
The Fire Center is located on Black Canyon Road across from the Hole-in-the-Wall Information Center in Mojave National Preserve.
Directions: Take Interstate 40 to Essex Road exit, then north to Black Canyon Road. The Fire Center is about 15 miles north of Interstate 40.
For more information about topics of mutual interest, please join us at our community meeting/open house or visit www.firewise.org.
Did You Know?
The venom of the Mojave rattlesnake is extremely toxic and causes more respiratory distress than that of any other North American rattlesnake. Due to its unique hue, it is known locally as the Mojave green.