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MDLT Acquires Joshua Tree National Park Climbing Access Point (Palm Desert Patch)

The Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) has acquired a property bordering Joshua Tree National Park that could provide access to hiking and climbing opportunities inside the park. The “Desert Knoll” property is in an ideal location for future public access opportunities given its location between the city of Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree National Park’s North Entrance.

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Mojave Desert Land Trust Seeking Seed Bank Volunteers (KCDZ)

KCDZ October 31st, 2017 The Mojave Desert Land Trust created a seed bank 18 months ago to preserve and protect seeds of desert plants. At the Land Trust’s native plant and salvage sale Sunday (October 29), 10 founding members of the seed bank were honored. The seed bank is recruiting volunteers who’d like to be…

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The Energy 202: Interior greenlights desert water project, prompting call for investigation (Washington Post)

The Mojave Desert Land Trust, a nonprofit conservation group that has opposed the pipeline, echoed that concern. “He was one of the folks directing operations at the law firm that was lobbying for Cadiz, and that’s a pretty close link,” said Frazier Haney, conservation director at the land trust, adding that “it’s very troubling that Mr. Bernhardt was on the transition team.”

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Trump administration green-lights company’s plan to pipe water from Mojave Desert to cities (Desert Sun)

“State officials are now in a position to have a strong voice on the issue, and the federal government’s announcement on the pipeline doesn’t mean the project is cleared to move ahead”, said Frazier Haney, conservation director of the Mojave Desert Land Trust, which opposes the project. “This may be an illusion that they’re close to building their project, but they still have some significant challenges to deal with,” Haney said.