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Basin and Range, Berryessa Snow Mountain, and Waco Mammoth to Become Nation’s Next National Monuments


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Basin and Range, Berryessa Snow Mountain, and Waco Mammoth to Become Nation’s Next National Monuments

WASHINGTON - The Sierra Club praised today’s news that President Obama will designate three new national monuments: Basin and Range in Nevada, Berryessa Snow Mountain in California, and Waco Mammoth in Texas.

Basin and Range, composed of 704,000 acres, is located in the Garden and Coral Valleys of Nevada. The new monument is home to stunning mountain ranges, unique plants and animals, and is the ancestral homeland of Native Americans and the resting place for many historical and cultural artifacts.

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