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Special to Anza Valley Outlook 

Landmark conservation bill will help protect endangered desert species


Last updated 3/22/2019 at 3:36am

A bipartisan conservation bill signed Wednesday, March 13, by President Donald Trump, which safeguards around 375,500 acres of public land and designates 77 miles of waterways as wild and scenic rivers in southeastern California, will expand Joshua Tree and Death Valley national parks and give permanent protection to the Whitewater River in Riverside County.

Congress last month overwhelmingly approved the California Desert Protection and Recreation Act of 2019, which was championed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and several congressional representatives, including Rep. Paul Cook, R-Ap...

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