Renowned television writer Steve Hely joins MDLT board of directors

For immediate release July 29, 2022 Contact: Jessica Dacey, Director of Communications Phone: 760-820-2275 Email: [email protected] Renowned television writer Steve Hely joins MDLT board of directors Joshua Tree, CA – Television writer and producer and podcast host Steve Hely has been appointed to the board of directors of the Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT). Mr…

Commission vote tied for western Joshua tree listing

This decision will ultimately have great bearing on the role of California’s Endangered Species Act in protecting species threatened by climate change. We hope they choose to take bold, decisive action in applying CESA as a tool to protect our state’s most vulnerable species, including the western Joshua tree, against this extraordinary threat.

Heritage Fire burned over 300 trees in desert riparian conservation lands

April 28, 2022 Contact: Jessica Dacey, Director of Communications Phone: 760-820-2275 Email: [email protected] Heritage Fire burned over 300 trees in desert riparian conservation lands March’s Heritage Fire burned over 300 mature trees and 34 acres of special-status species habitat along the Mojave River, according to a preliminary report by the Mojave Desert Land Trust. In…

Rare riparian conservation area damaged in Heritage Fire

For immediate release March 15, 2022 Contact: Jessica Dacey, Director of Communications Phone: 760-820-2275 Email: [email protected] Rare riparian conservation area damaged in Heritage Fire A fire burning in the Oro Grande area of San Bernardino County has entered conservation lands belonging to the Mojave Desert Land Trust. The full extent of the damage is unknown…

New data pinpoints dark skies above Mojave Trails National Monument

For immediate release November 16, 2021 Contact: Jessica Dacey, Director of Communications Phone: 760-820-2275 Email: [email protected] New data pinpoints dark skies above Mojave Trails National Monument Mojave Trails National Monument – New night sky data shows Mojave Trails National Monument in the California desert may qualify as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary. Interns with the…

New executive team appointed at the Mojave Desert Land Trust

The Board of Directors of the Mojave Desert Land Trust has selected a new executive team to lead the organization as it enters a new era in its land conservation work. Cody Hanford and Kelly Herbinson will serve as joint Executive Directors, when outgoing Executive Director Geary Hund steps down on October 31.

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Desert Conservation Groups Cheer Signing of Assembly Bill 1183

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 28, 2021 Desert Conservation Groups Cheer Signing of Assembly Bill 1183 Contacts: Cody Hanford, Mojave Desert Land Trust, [email protected], 865-414-0931 Nasrat Esmaty, Defenders of Wildlife, [email protected], 916-562-2547 Brenda Gallegos, Hispanic Access Foundation, [email protected], 915-491-9546 Janessa Goldbeck, VetVoice Foundation, [email protected], 760-518-7447 Groups thank Governor Newsom for signing this important desert conservation investment…

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Mojave Desert Land Trust executive director to step down

 For immediate release August 20, 2021 Contact: Jessica Dacey, Director of Communications Phone: 760-820-2275 Email: [email protected] Mojave Desert Land Trust executive director to step down Joshua Tree, CA – Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) Executive Director Geary Hund will be stepping down at the end of October to have more time to pursue personal endeavors….