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

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MDLT's Danielle Segura Poses with Frazier Haney to receive the NPS 2016 Partnership Award


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! The Downtown Apothecary in Riverside has crafted four new scents celebrating our desert national monuments and are offering a percentage of proceeds to MDLT. 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 December 10, 2016 – ‘Flora & Fauna’ Celebration at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center

Join the MDLT and the Stewards of the Coyote Valley from 2PM-5PM to learn more about the animals and plants that inhabit our Copper Mountain Mesa area.

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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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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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Desert communities celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service and all public lands through a series of community events to be held throughout October and November.

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