LA Times: The Wild newsletter

Just last month, the Trust for Public Land donated 1,440 acres to the Mojave Desert Land Trust. The Caliente Creek property, which is ”bound by the Piute Mountains on the East and the Sierra Nevada and Scodie Mountains on the North,” will not only be protected and restored but will also provide space for scientific research and, eventually, public access to its “rolling oak-studded hills.” A habitat linkage between desert and mountains, it’s a key biological hot spot for the endangered California condor as well. One last thing: The efforts are directly related to California’s 30 by 30 initiative (Times writer Sammy Roth details the new mapping tool in the Boiling Point newsletter), which strives to conserve 30% of our state’s land and coastal waters by 2030.

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