The Mojave Desert Land Trust aims to acquire Juniper Canyon

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.”

Mojave Desert Land Trust Seeking Seed Bank Volunteers (KCDZ)

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…

The Energy 202: Interior greenlights desert water project, prompting call for investigation (Washington Post)

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.”

Trump administration green-lights company’s plan to pipe water from Mojave Desert to cities (Desert Sun)

“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.

Trump team nears decision on national monuments (Science Magazine)

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…