Representatives from the Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) delivered the Desert Defenders Public Comment Book to San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors during Tuesday's meeting.
The book includes over 1,000 comments in support of the Mojave Trails and Sand to Snow national monuments submitted to the U.S. Department of Interior, including 417 comments from San Bernardino County residents.
Earlier this year President Donald Trump signed an executive order requiring the U.S. Department of Interior to review and make recommendations to possibly modify or rescind prior monument designations. As part of the review process, the public has been asked to submit comments to U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
The comment period ends July 10. MDLT has set up a webpage, www.mdlt.org/desert-defenders, to collect comments to submit to Interior.