On January 11, 2000, an area of 1,048,321 acres was set aside by President Clinton to protect the array of scientific and historic objects, and the remote, scenic qualities of the region. The National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management share responsibility for the management of this land - consistent with applicable laws.
Did You Know?
Desert tortoises meet both their food and moisture requirements from a diet of grasses, plants, and flowers. When water is scarce, they have a reserve stored in a specialized urinary bladder.