So Cal Mountains To Become Newest Monument

440-square-miles of Southern California will to become the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.

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October 25, 2000, 1:30 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @http://twitter.com/legalaidtech


"A 440-square-mile sweep of jagged mountains and desert in Southern California became the country's latest national monument under a law President Clinton signed Tuesday to protect the land from encroaching development.The primary advantage to monument status - one step shy of recognition as a national park - will be a higher priority for federal funding and a coordinated management plan among various federal agencies that own the land. "

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Wednesday, October 25, 2000 in The San Diego Union-Tribune

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