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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    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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    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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    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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