Nonprofit group gives 3,000 acres to Mojave National Preserve

KELSO, Calif. (AP) - A nonprofit group has donated more than 3,000 acres of desert land to the Mojave National Preserve.

The Mojave Desert Land Trust announced Wednesday that it's handed over ecologically and historically significant land to the national park.

The 110 parcels of land already are contained within the national preserve. They include juniper and yucca stands and a century-old homestead site.

The Mojave Desert Land Trust has an ongoing program to buy up private land that survived within the boundaries of the Mojave National Preserve, Joshua Tree National Park and Death Valley National Park.

Over the past decade, the trust has transferred about 23,000 acres of land to the National Park Service.

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