DOI rolls back environment protections for Mojave water project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2017 Contact: Frazier Haney, Conservation Director, Mojave Desert Land Trust Phone: 760-366-5440 x 229 frazier@mdlt.org   DOI rolls back environment protections for Mojave water project Joshua Tree, CA – The Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) is troubled to learn of a Department of Interior decision that weakens environmental protections around…

MDLT Response to Department of the Interior Withholding Recommendations for CA Desert National Monuments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2017 Contact: Jacqueline Guevara, Director of Education and Outreach, Mojave Desert Land Trust Phone: 760-820-2275 jacqueline@mdlt.org Mojave Desert Land Trust Response to Department of the Interior Withholding Recommendations for California Desert National Monuments Joshua Tree, CA – Today was the deadline for Secretary of Interior Zinke to release his recommendations…

Rep. Paul Cook Redoubles Efforts to Remove Protections for CA Desert National Monuments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2017 Contact: Danielle Segura, Executive Director, Mojave Desert Land Trust Phone: 760-820-2275 danielle@mdlt.org Rep. Paul Cook Redoubles Efforts to Remove Protections for California Desert National Monuments Joshua Tree, CA – Rep. Paul Cook has redoubled his efforts to adjust the boundaries of Mojave Trails National Monument while adding proposed changes to Castle Mountains National…

MDLT Responds to Department of the Interior Recommendation for Sand to Snow National Monument

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2017 Contact: Danielle Segura, Executive Director, Mojave Desert Land Trust Phone: 760-820-2275 danielle@mdlt.org Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to Department of the Interior Recommendation for Sand to Snow National Monument Joshua Tree, CA – Today, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke delivered a recommendation that the Department of the Interior will not revoke…

MDLT and Mojave Business Organizations Run Newspaper Ads Urging Interior Secretary Zinke to Not Change the New Mojave National Monuments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15, 2017 Contact: Danielle Segura, Executive Director, Mojave Desert Land Trust Phone: 760-820-2275 danielle@mdlt.org MDLT and Mojave Business Organizations Run Newspaper Ads Urging Interior Secretary Zinke to Not Change the New Mojave National Monuments Joshua Tree, CA –  Today, the Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) placed full-page color newspaper ads defending…

Mojave Desert Land Trust Earns National Recognition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2017 Contact: Danielle Segura, Executive Director Phone: 760-820-2275 danielle@mdlt.org Mojave Desert Land Trust Earns National Recognition Strong Commitment to Public Trust and Conservation Excellence Joshua Tree, CA – At a time of political change, one thing is clear and consistent: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love. Since…

MDLT Responds to the Confirmation of David Bernhardt for Deputy Interior Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2017 Contact: Frazier Haney, conservation director, Mojave Desert Land Trust Phone: 760-820-2275 Frazier@MDLT.org Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to the Confirmation of David Bernhardt for Deputy Interior Secretary Joshua Tree, CA – Today, David Bernhardt was confirmed as Deputy Interior Secretary, the second ranking position in the Department of the…

Rimrock Ranch to Host Fundraiser for MDLT with Award-Winning Artist Ryan Bingham

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 17, 2017 Contact: Samantha Schipani, Media Coordinator, Mojave Desert Land Trust Phone: 760-820-2275 samantha@mdlt.org Rimrock Ranch to Host Fundraiser for Mojave Desert Land Trust with Award-Winning Artist Ryan Bingham Pioneertown, CA – Rimrock Ranch, founded in 1947 and located 5 miles from historic Pioneertown, will host a fundraiser for the Mojave…

Rep. Cook Instructs DOI To Cut Mojave Trails National Monument

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 12, 2017 Contact: Frazier Haney, conservation director, Mojave Desert Land Trust 760-464-5430 Frazier@MDLT.org BREAKING: Rep. Cook Instructs DOI To Cut Mojave Trails National Monument Joshua Tree, CA – Representative Cook has not communicated with his constituents about the Trump Administration’s Executive Order to review select national monuments. Despite his lack of…

Mojave Desert Land Trust Submits Over 1,200 Public Comments to Department of the Interior

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2017 Contact: Samantha Schipani, Media Coordinator, Mojave Desert Land Trust Phone: 760-820-2275 samantha@mdlt.org Mojave Desert Land Trust Submits Over 1,200 Public Comments to Department of the Interior Joshua Tree, CA – Yesterday, the Department of the Interior (DOI) closed its public comment period for the review of the national monuments designated under…