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

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MDLT is happy to announce that our Native Plant Restoration Nursery has been awarded a contract to grow 500 native plants for a restoration project in the Barstow Area!

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! Get your Cedar Canyon, Sand to Snow, Castle Mountains, and Mojave Trail soaps here!

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Upcoming Events

Saturday January 14, 2017 9am-1pm
MDLT Native Plants Nursery

MDLT is in the market for some helping hands to assist in weeding, cleaning planters, raking debris and preparing new plots for growing seedlings.

Saturday January 14, 2017
1pm-3:30pm – MDLT Headquarters

Start the new year off right by joining our Volunteer Team! Sign up for MDLT’s Volunteer Training Orientation to learn how you can protect the desert.

Thursday January 19, 2017
5pm-7pm – MDLT Headquarters

Join MDLT for our second Mappy Hour! Attendees will learn more about where we are working within the local wildlife linkage corridor.

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Where We Work

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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

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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!

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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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