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

Desert Report June Cover.

The Mojave Desert Land Trust was featured in June’s Desert Report in an article entitled “Consolidating Public Lands One Piece at a Time” by our Conservation Director Frazier Haney. The piece focuses on the land management history of the Mojave Desert and our organization’s role in putting together the puzzle of public lands.

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Upcoming Events


You’ve rallied. You’ve commented. Now, let’s come together one more time to stand up for our Mojave Monuments. MDLT will be holding a final Desert Defenders rally at our HQ in Joshua Tree to celebrate our campaign, our community, and — of course — our national monuments. Join us for an inspiring evening of music, speakers, and a Q&A session about what we can expect going forward for our desert.

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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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