The Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) was recognized by Take It Outside California! at the 2017 California Land Conservation Conference for last year’s “From Military Service to Green Service” Volunteer Workday.
Exciting news! This month, the Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) transferred 110 parcels of land, totaling 3,100 acres, to the Mojave National Preserve. These parcels are both ecologically and historically significant to the California desert. Not only do the lands contain forests of juniper and Mojave Yucca, they also include a century-old homestead site that served as the setting for the local history book, “Maruba: Homesteading in the Lanfair Valley.”
Saturday April 8, 2017
Amboy Crater may not be lit, but this open house sure will be! Join us for MDLT’s Open House on April 8 from 10am to 2pm in our big backyard at Amboy Crater, an extinct cinder cone in the Mojave Trails National Monument. Not only will our picnic have crafts and snacks, but we will also have our friends over to chat about ants, volcanoes, and maps. And what backyard picnic would be complete without chocolate lava cake? RSVP here.
Where We Work
MDLT acquires, restores and protects culturally and biologically sensitive lands throughout a 24.5 million-acre service region in the California Desert, from north of Death Valley National Park to the border of Mexico.
In The News
Region’s Girl Scouts beginning to earn patches for new national monuments (San Bernardino Sun)
Youth and Veterans Tour Historic WWII Training Center (Banning Patch)
Desert X puts Coachella Valley on the art world map (The Desert Sun)
Veterans partner with conservation groups (Victorville Daily Press)
Joshua trees meet very different fates in California, Arizona (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Connect with the desert you love & be a part of our efforts!
The success of MDLT’s mission depends on volunteers who help us extend our reach to educate, enroll, and invite others to participate in stewarding and protecting the Mojave Desert.
New Desert Monuments!
Designated on February 12, 2016 – YOUR 3 Monuments are bright stars on the map for these lands we love, and places we play here in the rugged and beautiful California Desert.
THE DESERT SUN: Diverse Groups Work to Boost Access to Treasured Lands
Check out this well-written Op-Ed published in the Desert Sun describing the important role Latinos play in encouraging stewardship in our Desert National Monuments.