Land purchases help piece together Death Valley National Park

The National Park Service has purchased 680.8 acres of private land within Death Valley National Park’s borders. From salt flats to mountain tops, the lands are a stunning addition to the Park’s cultural and geological history. he seven tracts were acquired from the Mojave Desert Land Trust, which purchases land from willing sellers for conservation purposes. Death Valley National Park used the Land and Water Conservation Fund to buy the land.

AmeriCorps team removes 9.5 tons of waste from Mojave Desert, installs 674 OHV signs

An AmeriCorps NCCC team is concluding a three-month service project with the Mojave Desert Land Trust, having helped restore 3,465 acres of wildlife habitat.

Gold 2, an 11-member NCCC Pacific Region team, worked across the Mojave and Sonoran deserts performing restoration activities, monitoring MDLT land, and removing over 9.5 tons of solid waste. In the Chuckwalla Bench, the team installed 674 signs marking legal off-highway vehicle routes. In

Mojave Desert Land Trust expands conservation vision with new executive director

A leading Southern California conservationist has been appointed as the new executive director of the Mojave Desert Land Trust. Geary Hund’s exemplary background ensures the Land Trust will deepen and expand its conservation mission at a time when Congress has backed greater connectivity and protection of the California desert.

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Signed bill paves way for land transfers to Joshua Tree and Death Valley national parks

A 10-year journey to expand the northern boundary of Joshua Tree National Park was successfully completed on Tuesday following the presidential signing of the California Desert Protection and Recreation Act. The new boundary encompasses over 1,600 acres of pristine desert owned by the Mojave Desert Land Trust, which plans to donate these lands to the National Park Service.

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Acquisitions help build wildlife buffer for Joshua Tree National Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2018 Contact: Jessica Dacey, Director of Communications Phone: (760) 820-2275 [email protected] Acquisitions help build wildlife buffer for Joshua Tree National Park Joshua Tree, CA – The Mojave Desert Land Trust has acquired nine parcels totaling 212 acres within the Morongo Basin wildlife linkage corridor. The purchases help create a buffer zone for wildlife north…