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

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Desert Defenders.

The Department of the Interior has announced a public comment period to see whether the public supports our national monuments. Tell the DOI why Mojave Trails and Sand to Snow are important to you. Fill out our form and we will make sure all Desert Defenders get counted in the public comment process.

Submit your public comment here.

Upcoming Events

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Thursday May 18 – Sunday May 21, 2017
Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground

Join MDLT at this year’s Joshua Tree Music Festival, a celebration of desert life and music in our community. Buy tickets here.

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Where We Work

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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

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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!

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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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