California Desert Conservation Area

Mojave Desert Land Trust acquires land within the entire California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) – 25 million acres of geologically diverse landscapes. In designating these public lands as the CDCA in 1976, Congress wrote that “the California desert environment is a total ecosystem that is extremely fragile, easily scarred, and slowly healed.” Learn more…

CDCA lands overlap with several types of federal land designations, including national parks, Bureau of Land Management wilderness, and national monuments. On this map, each type of federal land designation is color-coded according to its type. The majority of MDLT’s land acquisitions occur on privately owned lands within, or adjacent to, federally designated lands.

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