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

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Mojave National Preserve.

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.”

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Americorps Gold Team 2 Leader triumphantly freeing a Joshua Tree from its ribbon.

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.

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Upcoming Events


Friday February 24 & Saturday February 25, 2017
Pioneertown, CA

MDLT will be tabling at Desert & Denim, a fashion trade show focused on high-quality, workshop made fashion and accessories.

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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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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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