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Mojave Max is a threatened Desert Tortoise—the fun, passionate mascot of the Mojave Desert ecosystem. He wants everyone to learn how to keep it safe—how to Respect it, Protect it and Enjoy it. To do that, he and his friends have collected many fun resources that will help you get started exploring his world.

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Why we say “To the Max”

We want to encourage development and economic growth in Nevada. We also want people to experience all of the beauty and fun the desert has to offer. But only to the point it doesn’t harm desert creatures like Mojave Max. So let’s learn, explore, shred, and build…To the Max!

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Today, Sierra Love-Crayton and her fifth-grade classmates from Pat Diskin Elementary School celebrated Sierra as the winner of the 2019 Mojave Max Emergence Contest. The field trip to Springs Preserve is just one of the prizes Sierra received for winning this year’s Mojave Max Emergence Contest. Sierra guessed Mojave Max would emerge from brumation on March 30, 2019 at 1:26 pm, making her guess the closest [...]