• Desert view with winding road and mountains in background

    Explore our new Desert Monuments through MDLT’s Adventure Kit!

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  • Reading The Landscape: A Conscious Artist’s Checklist

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  • View of desert mountains, Joshua Tree scrubl and, and winding dirt roads

    Long Canyon Peak Property:
    Protected December 2016

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  • sunrise along desert highway 62 with a creosote bush on the right-hand side

    Scenery Worth Saving:
    Join Us To Save Desert Land Along Hwy 62

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  • MDLT Protects and Connects the Unique Wildlife of the Mojave Desert

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  • Mojave Desert Land Trust Acquires Lands Inside Conservation Priority Areas

    Sell Your Land To MDLT

Our Mission: Mojave Desert Land Trust protects the Mojave Desert ecosystem and its scenic and cultural resource values.

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What’s New

Desert Report June Cover.

The Mojave Desert Land Trust was featured in June’s Desert Report in an article entitled “Consolidating Public Lands One Piece at a Time” by our Conservation Director Frazier Haney. The piece focuses on the land management history of the Mojave Desert and our organization’s role in putting together the puzzle of public lands.

Full report (PDF)

Upcoming Events

Summer Salvage Saturday sale.

Back by popular demand! Join MDLT at our HQ in Joshua Tree for our Summer Salvage Saturday sale. Our field staff has accumulated so many desert treasures for your purchasing pleasure! All proceeds from the sale will go towards MDLT’s conservation programs that help keep our desert pristine for generations to come.

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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.

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Get Involved

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.

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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.

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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.

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