Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument - Description


The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument was established in October 2000, through Congressional legislation (Public Law 106-351). It covers an area of 280,071 acres (113,341 ha). It is administered jointly by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service—San Bernardino National Forest (SBNF).

Many flora and fauna species within the national monument are state and federal listed threatened or endangered species, including the Peninsular Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis cremnobates), a subspecies endemic to the Peninsular Ranges.

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians own substantial acreage within the monument, are one of the managing agencies, and have historic cultural sites and interests throughout the mountains.

More than 200 cultural resources have been recorded on federally managed lands within the monument including the Martinez Canyon Rockhouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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