Desert Stars Festival
Pappy and Harriets, September 22 – 24, 2017
Join us at this year’s Desert Stars Festival, a unique global music festival in Pioneertown. Desert Stars Festival began in 2007 out of a love for connecting musicians, artists and the community.
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
No changes to 7 California national monuments, Interior’s Ryan Zinke says. Will Trump listen? (Desert Sun)
Federal policy change criticized for giving ‘free pass’ to controversial desert water project (Desert Sun)
MDLT Response to Department of the Interior Withholding Recommendations for CA Desert National Monuments (Highland Community News)
Trump team nears decision on national monuments(Science)
Mining company wants Trump to shrink national monument to make more room for its gold mine(Desert Sun)
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.