The Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) is working to acquire a property in south Joshua Tree on the border of the national park. Because of the geological and botanical properties of the area, MDLT has named the property “Juniper Canyon.”
KCDZ October 31st, 2017 The Mojave Desert Land Trust created a seed bank 18 months ago to preserve and protect seeds of desert plants. At the Land Trust’s native plant and salvage sale Sunday (October 29), 10 founding members of the seed bank were honored. The seed bank is recruiting volunteers who’d like to be…
You’d never know to look at it but underneath the arid land lies the Fenner Basin, a massive aquifer that holds between 17 million and 34 million acre-feet of water, about as much water as in Lake Mead. Cadiz currently uses the water for its 500 acres of farmland. But no one gets rich growing lemons in the desert.
Democratic members of Congress are supporting a bill that aims to strengthen environmental protections for low-income communities and would enable people who are disproportionately affected by pollution to sue under the Civil Rights Act.
For the past three years, female motorcyclists have descended on Joshua Tree for the Babes Ride Out campout and group ride.
The Mojave Desert Land Trust, a nonprofit conservation group that has opposed the pipeline, echoed that concern. “He was one of the folks directing operations at the law firm that was lobbying for Cadiz, and that’s a pretty close link,” said Frazier Haney, conservation director at the land trust, adding that “it’s very troubling that Mr. Bernhardt was on the transition team.”
“State officials are now in a position to have a strong voice on the issue, and the federal government’s announcement on the pipeline doesn’t mean the project is cleared to move ahead”, said Frazier Haney, conservation director of the Mojave Desert Land Trust, which opposes the project. “This may be an illusion that they’re close to building their project, but they still have some significant challenges to deal with,” Haney said.
“This latest decision by the Department of the Interior makes clear that the federal government is intent on rolling back environmental protections on public lands in the California desert,” said Frazier Haney, the group’s conservation director.
Highland Community News August 25th, 2017 7:19 am …“The Department of the Interior claimed they wanted to involve the public in the review process, and yet they are cutting the public out of the final recommendations,” commented Danielle Segura, Executive Director, MDLT. “The 2.7 million people who submitted comments to Secretary Zinke deserve to know…
Science Magazine August 18th, 2017 1:53 pm … Mojave Trails National Monument, California This 1.6-million-acre site in Southern California is the largest of a trio of monuments Obama set aside in the Mojave Desert in early 2016. Earlier this week, Zinke excused the 154,000-acre Sand to Snow National Monument from his review. Castle Mountains National…