How did MDLT become a record-holder in land conservation?

This post was originally published on this siteNational parks often contain private land within their borders. This can be problematic when it comes to managing natural resources. The Mojave Desert Land Trust plays an important role in conserving these lands by acquiring them from willing sellers and conveying them over to the National Park Service….

Volunteering deepens a connection to the land

This post was originally published on this siteAs a volunteer land steward, Wendy Hadley is responsible for MDLT’s 470-acre spectacular Flat Top Mesa property. Being a land steward gives you an excuse to visit this kind of beauty! Photo: Wendy Hadley By Wendy Hadley, Mojave Desert Land Trust Volunteer I have lived in Pioneertown in the…

Women return to tracking bighorn in the Mojave

This post was originally published on this siteThe Women in Science Discovering Our Mojave internship has provided new insights into the movement of bighorn sheep in the Mojave Desert, with game cameras collecting data and images of the elusive species. The internship expands this fall with three new interns further tracking bighorn movement and gathering…

Action alert: Help protect the Joshua tree

This post was originally published on this site We are at a critical juncture for the western Joshua tree. It may seem impossible to imagine the southern California desert without its… Continue reading on Medium »

The first plants were people

This post was originally published on this site“Among the Cahuilla, plants were not viewed simply as objects which might or might not be useful to man, but as living beings with whom one could communicate and interact….Plants, like any life form, were therefore treated with respect.”- Temalpakh, by Lowell John Bean and Katherine Siva Saubel Mesquite…

The first plants were people

This post was originally published on this site“Among the Cahuilla, plants were not viewed simply as objects which might or might not be useful to man, but as living beings with whom one could communicate and interact….Plants, like any life form, were therefore treated with respect.”- Temalpakh, by Lowell John Bean and Katherine Siva Saubel Mesquite…

Know your desert pollinators, and the plants they rely on

This post was originally published on this siteNative plants in the Mojave Desert are visited by hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. These pollinators are vital to our ecosystem. But they need our help. Diadasia bee covered in pollen of desert chicory (Rafinesquia neomexicana) ©Madena Asbell By Madena Asbell, Director of Plant Conservation Programs Pollinators are among the many…

Action alert! California mountain lions in peril

This post was originally published on this siteMountain lions in our deserts and related lions in the south and central coast of California are at risk of extinction. A petition to state list these animals as threatened is being heard by the California Fish and Game Commission. Find out below what you can do to…

Action alert! California mountain lions in peril

This post was originally published on this siteMountain lions in our deserts and related lions in the south and central coast of California are at risk of extinction. A petition to state list these animals as threatened is being heard by the California Fish and Game Commission. Here’s what you can do to support their…