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…

Yahoo News: New data shows the darkest skies above Mojave Trails National Monument

Interns with the Mojave Desert Land Trust’s Women in Science Discovering Our Mojave (WISDOM) program recently completed a year-long study measuring the sky’s brightness at 16 locations in the monument. Collecting the data was the first step as part of the Bureau of Land Management’s efforts to receive Dark Sky Sanctuary status for the monument….

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Desert Sun: New data shows the darkest skies above Mojave Trails National Monument

Mojave Trails National Monument might qualify as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary, according to new data released Tuesday by the Mojave Desert Land Trust. The 1.6 million acre monument borders Joshua Tree National Park to the south, and partially surrounds the Mojave National Preserve. Interns with the Mojave Desert Land Trust’s Women in Science Discovering…

Hi-Desert Star: Burned land has lessons to teach about recovery

JOSHUA TREE — High school students from a west Los Angeles school recently recorded plant growth in land that burned in an arson fire as recovery efforts begin. “We’re using a tough situation hoping to contribute to the greater good of the desert,” said Cody Hanford, co-executive director of the Mojave Desert Land Trust. In…

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Saving Land: 100,000 Acre Milestone

The California desert is a strange and beautiful place. Working to keep it that way is the Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT), which recently reached a milestone of conserving 100,000 acres since its founding 15 years ago. Much of the group’s work involves acquiring and transferring land to public agencies for permanent protection, from 900…

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Desert Sun: Mojave Desert Land Trust has new executive directors

The Mojave Desert Land Trust has announced members of a new executive team to lead the organization. Cody Hanford and Kelly Herbinson will serve as joint executive directors, sharing the overall responsibility of leading the organization, once outgoing director Geary Hund steps down on Sunday, according to the organization. Read more here.