• Samuelson’s Rocks Property:
    Protected June 2017

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  • 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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  • 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

Too Wild

Mojave Trails National Monument Makes List of 15 Wild Areas at High Risk of Harmful Development

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Leaked Zinke Report Shows No National Monument Is Safe

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Upcoming Events

Desert Stars
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.

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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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