Discover & Learn

MDLT strives to help everyone who lives, works, and plays in the California desert to embrace the significance of this magical landscape. Outreach & Public Engagement Activities Include: guided hikes, outdoor education, outreach at local fairs and festivals, lectures and workshops, signature programs & special events, and Reading the Landscape  for artists creating consciously in the desert.

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    Desert Defenders
    The Desert Defenders campaign is a response to the executive order instructing DOI to review national monuments.
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    You Are Here
    As stewards of this fierce and fragile ecosystem, we'd like to share some ways you can experience the desert.
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    Reading the Landscape
    Artists have long played a role in telling the story of the Mojave -- but in telling one story, we must ensure we are not ending another.
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  • Photo of a hiker. Explore your California desert national monuments. This land is your land. Explore. Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains National Monuments are three more bright stars on the map for each of these unique and breathtaking lands we love, and places we play.
    New Desert Monuments
    Your three Monuments are bright stars on the map for these lands we love, and places we play here in the beautiful CA Desert.
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    The first step MDLT takes when identifying priority areas for conservation is to examine existing research and studies.
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    Volunteer with MDLT
    Join a wonderful group of volunteers! The success of MDLT’s mission depends on volunteers who help us fulfill our programs.
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