Mojave Desert Land Trust conserves 80 acres within Joshua Tree National Park

Redlands Community News The Mojave Desert Land Trust has purchased two 40-acre parcels in the southwest section of Joshua Tree National Park. The acquisitions are in a mountainous area within the park boundary when it was expanded around when it was elevated to national park status in 1994. The park boundary now follows natural features…

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LA Times: The Wild Newsletter

Los Angeles Times: The Wild Once upon a time, you could look up and see the stars in the night sky. That’s harder to do these days for the 82% of Americans who live in cities that cast a wide urban glow. International Dark Sky Week, April 5-12, aims to raise awareness about the downside of…

Mojave Desert Land Trust helping rehab Whitewater Preserve

Z107.7 FM Whitewater Preserve’s efforts to restore areas affected by last year’s Water Fire are off to a great start, thanks to the Mojave Desert Land Trust. The Land Trust is providing seeds from its conservation seed bank for the restoration project. Thanks to hard-working volunteers and Whitewater’s dedicated rangers, they’ve been able to sow…

Mojave Ranch is Attracting Rare Species

Desert Report March 2021 The temperature was creeping up to 98 degrees and Justin Streit was thankful for the shade of the cottonwood. It was the last day of his bird surveys at Palisades Ranch, and he had already seen a few new yellow warblers on Plot 7 and a recently occupied Cooper’s hawk nest…

Desert Hikers, Help the Mojave With Every Step

NBC Los Angeles Even if you’re not in the Mojave, some of the Mojave is likely inside your mind, your heart, and your wider, world-loving imagination. For if you’ve experienced this epic and arid expanse, it is difficult to ever keep it at a distance, even when you are, in reality, many miles away. Joshua…

Trump administration proposes 11th-hour plan to strip California desert protections

The Guardian The outgoing Trump administration is proposing to strip away protections for millions of acres of California desert, threatening damage to Joshua trees, desert tortoises and landmarks. “It’s a bit baffling at the 11th hour that something like this would hit the street,” said Geary Hund, the executive director for the Mojave Desert Land Trust, a…

Trump Administration Seeks Development On Protected Desert Land

Patch News Environmental organizations are blasting a last-ditch effort by the Trump administration to open up millions of acres in the Southern California desert to mining, energy development and broadband infrastructure, a move activists say would be catastrophic to desert wildlife populations. “The drastic reduction in conservation lands, including wildlife corridors, together with the increased…

Important Linkages: The Mojave Desert Land Trust Purchases a 227-Acre Parcel to Make Sure High Desert Plants and Animals Can Migrate as Needed

Coachella Valley Independent The Mojave Desert Land Trust has acquired a 227-acre parcel of important wildlife habitat that was previously owned by the Institute of Mentalphysics, near Joshua Tree. Roughly 80 percent of the $780,000 was covered by grant funds from the state of California, with the other 20 percent provided by the MDLT via a combination of…