Mojave Mavens, Commune With the ‘Desert Indoors’

NBC Los Angeles MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST, which is based in Joshua Tree, can help whisk us away through multiple channels. The desert-bolstering org has a number of delights to dip into on its Desert Indoors page. The free content includes various activities for kids, with topics including becoming a citizen scientist, getting to know the blossoms of…

Mountain lion must be added to state’s Endangered Species Act

Hi-Desert Star Most of you are familiar with me in my role as executive director of the Mojave Desert Land Trust. Today I am reaching out to you in my background as a wildlife biologist with an urgent concern I hope you will share with me: We must work together to provide increased protections to…

Bill AB 2839 to protect and enhance California’s deserts

Redlands Community News The Mojave Desert Land Trust applauds California 56th District Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia for introducing a bill which would focus on the protection and management of California’s desert resources, at a time when threats to the region are increasing. Read the full article here.

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Home sweet home inside Joshua Tree National Park? A look at private residences of yore

Desert Sun Private properties in the desert preserve have a long and checkered history. It’s possible to still buy a parcel today – but building is near impossible. Individuals can still buy a parcel here or elsewhere in the park on occasion. Eminent domain—when the government takes land from an unwilling seller—is rarely used on…

Nature groups celebrate 25 years of protection

Hi-Desert Star Today, the park continues to expand with partners like the Mojave Desert Land Trust purchasing lands to be managed by the national park.  The nonprofit, headquartered in Joshua Tree, focuses on parcels within national parks and preserves, wilderness areas, areas of critical environmental concern and wildlife linkage corridors. “We have successfully conserved land…

If fire wipes out Joshua trees, other desert plants, this group has a plan

The Sun “When they first come up, they almost look like a grass and then they very slowly get bigger,” said Madena Asbell, the Mojave Desert Land Trust’s director of plant conservation programs. Asbell and a team of about 10 volunteers collect Joshua tree and other native plant seeds from the land trust’s 32,000 acres…

County Recognizes Value of Desert Protection Act

Z107.7 News The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution at its meeting Tuesday acknowledging the value of conservation, tourism, and recreation in “California’s rich desert landscape.”  Read the full article here.