Bureau of Land Management Blog: Planting the seeds for success

Seeds are vital to life on earth. Much of the food humans and animals eat, the fabric we wear and use daily, and the plants that keep our landscapes beautiful and healthy, are created from seeds. Seeds are also the foundation for restoring plant communities and habitat. In California’s Mojave Desert region, invasive species, wildfire,…

PR Newswire: Rooted in mindfulness JW Marriott launches garden collaboration with Lily Kwong

Inspired by the diverse landscape of the California desert, Kwong and her team used native plants and edible herbs chosen for their therapeutic properties. With organically shaped garden beds that morph into hidden seating, the garden features peaceful walking paths and shade trees to mitigate the desert heat, inviting guests to rest and reflect. The garden also features…

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LA Times: How to visit the best private gardens in and around L.A.

The Morongo Basin Conservation Association’s Desert-Wise Landscape Tour returns to in-person tours after two years of virtual tours due to the pandemic. This year’s tour involves five Morongo Basin landscapes in Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Landers along with docent-guided visits to the Mojave Desert Land Trust and Joshua Basin Water District Demonstration Garden. Read…

Victorville Daily Press: Heritage Fire damages conservation area along Mojave River

A fire burning in Oro Grande has damaged a 3.5-mile long conservation area along the Mojave River where endangered and threatened species are known to live, according to an environmental nonprofit. The Mojave Desert Land Trust said the Heritage Fire spread into the area known as Palisades Ranch on Monday, the day the blaze started. Although the…

z107.7 News: Native plants are the best answer for the desert’s biodiversity

Using native plants in your home garden supports the Mojave Desert’s unique biodiversity and adds a rich, natural beauty. Hilary Sloane will share Mojave Desert Land trust’s tips on cultivating an arid oasis. Native plants are well-adapted to this climate and soil, they require less water and don’t require fertilizers, making them a low-maintenance way…

LAist: Mojave Trails National Monument Could Become A Dark Sky Sanctuary

Growing up in Orange County, Stacey Yoon had never really seen the Milky Way. So when she saw a Facebook ad for an internship where she’d be measuring darkness in the middle of the Mojave Desert, she jumped on it. “Being in the desert, it just clears your mind a lot,” Yoon, a recent graduate…