A California Deserts Conservancy

Desert Report June 2020

Despite making up nearly one quarter of California and representing one of the largest intact ecosystems left in the lower forty-eight states, California’s 25 million acres of desert lands receive very little state funding for conservation projects.

Both the Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) and Defenders of Wildlife (Defenders) have determined that the formation of a new or expanded conservancy or conservancy program would bring greater investment in desert conservation by the State.

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