The Fremont-Kramer and Superior-Cronese Desert Wildlife Management Areas are located in the West Mojave Desert and provide habitat for threatened or endangered  species such as the desert tortoise, Mohave ground squirrel, and the Yuma clapper rail.  The region is also a popular "Limited Use" area for Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) recreation. Partnering with the Bureau of Land Management and California Department of Fish and Wildlife, THC has begun a long-term land management project within these Management Areas.

We own over 4000 acres of land in this area- scattered near Fremont Peak,  Cuddeback Lake, Harper Lake, and the Gravel Hills north of Highway 58 and east Highway 395.  In addition to these lands, we use grant funding to help manage and improve roughly 300,000 acres. 

Map of West Mojave Management Area


Helpful links to learn more about responsible recreation in the West Mojave and beyond

The Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee is dedicated to the recovery and conservation of the Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and other rare and endangered species inhabiting the Mojave and western Sonoran deserts. To better understand the threats that desert tortoises face, read about it here:

California State Parks has produced an informational brochure entitled California Off-Highway Adventures. You can get a copy here:

To find out more about California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Grants, or to submit a public comment, you may visit them at:

Tread Lightly works to promote responsible recreation through stewardship, education and communication.  Click here to see how you can lessen your impact on our fragile wild places.

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