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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: jessica@mdlt.org 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….

Acquisitions bolster Sand to Snow National Monument, wildlife crossing hopes

For immediate release August 11, 2021 Contact: Jessica Dacey, Director of Communications Phone: 760-820-2275 Email: jessica@mdlt.org Acquisitions bolster Sand to Snow National Monument, wildlife crossing hopes Morongo Valley – The Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) has acquired a 43-acre parcel within Sand to Snow National Monument. The parcel’s proximity to Highway 62 gives further impetus…

Over 100,000 acres of the California desert protected

For immediate release July 5, 2021 Contact: Jessica Dacey, Director of Communications Phone: 760-820-2275 Email: jessica@mdlt.org Over 100,000 acres of the California desert protected Joshua Tree, CA – The Mojave Desert Land Trust has reached a new milestone in California desert conservation, with 101,327 acres of land protected since 2006. MDLT plays a vital role…

Mojave Desert Land Trust releases 2020 annual report

For immediate release  May 18, 2021 Contact: Jessica Dacey, Director of Communications Phone: 760-820-2275 Email: jessica@mdlt.org    Mojave Desert Land Trust protected 7,500 acres in 2020 Joshua Tree, CA – The Mojave Desert Land Trust has released its 2020 annual report. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, over 7,500 acres of conservation lands were…

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Mojave Desert Land Trust conserves 80 acres within Joshua Tree National Park

For immediate release March 26, 2021 Contact: Jessica Dacey, Director of Communications Phone: 760-820-2275 Email: jessica@mdlt.org Mojave Desert Land Trust conserves 80 acres within Joshua Tree National Park The Mojave Desert Land Trust has purchased two 40-acre parcels in the southwest section of Joshua Tree National Park. The acquisitions are in a mountainous area which the…

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STATEMENT Historic confirmation of Representative Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary

For immediate release Contact: Jessica Dacey, Director of Communications Phone: (760) 851 8394 Email: jessica@mdlt.org March 15, 2021 Historic confirmation of Representative Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary The Mojave Desert Land Trust applauds the Senate’s confirmation of Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) as Secretary of Interior and the first Native American Cabinet Secretary. “Today is a…

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Mojave Desert Land Trust applies for off-highway vehicle restoration grant

Helendale, California – February 9, 2021 Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) is applying for grant funding from the State of California, Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division, for the 2021 grant cycle. The grant monies will be used to restore areas damaged by off-highway vehicle use at Palisades Ranch (near Helendale, California), an area set aside for its rare…

Abdel Reid joins MDLT board of directors

For immediate release January 20, 2021 Contact: Jessica Dacey, Director of Communications Phone: 760-820-2275 Email: jessica@mdlt.org Joshua Tree, CA – Abdel Reid, a leading real estate investment executive for Southern California, with a stellar background in business development and private equity management, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Mojave Desert Land…

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DRECP amendment would have catastrophic effect on wildlife habitat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14, 2021 Contact: Jessica Dacey, Director of Communications Phone: 760-820-2275 jessica@mdlt.org   Joshua Tree, CA – The Bureau of Land Management has released a proposed amendment to the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), rolling back a decade-long collaborative effort to manage desert lands. As an organization involved in land use…

Terrysa Guerra joins MDLT board of directors

For immediate release December 11, 2020 Contact: Jessica Dacey, Director of Communications Phone: 760-820-2275 Email: jessica@mdlt.org Joshua Tree, CA – Leading social justice campaigner Terrysa Guerra has been appointed to the Mojave Desert Land Trust’s board of directors. Guerra’s political and electoral experience spans 16 years. As the National Political Director at United for Respect,…