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

Congratulations to MDLT’s Conservation Manager Frazier Haney for his recent appointment to the Bureau of Land Management’s California Desert District Desert Advisory Council (DAC)!

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MDLT is honored to be a recipient of the 2016 National Parks Partnership award. This award recognizes the accomplishments of key partners with the NPS system. Please visit the link below for a full description and list of recipients.

NPS Director’s Partnership Award – 2016

Introducing California Desert Monument Soaps! Get your Cedar Canyon, Sand to Snow, Castle Mountains, and Mojave Trail soaps here!

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Upcoming Events

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Saturday January 28, 2017
9am-2pm – Long Canyon Peak Property

Join MDLT for stewardship and restoration of the recently acquired Long Canyon Peak Property – formerly known as the Joshua Tree Foothills Property.

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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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