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.”
We’re thrilled to announce that Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) conducted a successful “Free the Trees” ceremony to celebrate the acquisition of the newly designated Bobcat Valley in Joshua Tree, a combination of five land parcels totaling fifty acres and serves as a crucial wildlife linkage corridor for bobcats.
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? To RSVP, email Jacqueline Guevara at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
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
MDLT and Americorps ‘Free the Trees’ (Victorville Daily Press)
Nonprofit land trust turns over 3,000 acres to Mojave National Preserve (LA Times)
Nonprofit group gives 3,000 acres to Mojave National Preserve (KNTV)
Land trust buys property slated for energy farm (Hi-Desert Star)
Mojave Desert Land Trust and Americorps “Free the Trees” at Newly Acquired Bobcat Valley Property (Highland Community News)
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.