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August 17, 2017

Rep. Paul Cook Redoubles Efforts to Remove Protections for California Desert
National Monuments

August 16, 2017

Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to Department of the Interior Recommendation for Sand to Snow National Monument

August 15, 2017

MDLT and Mojave Business Organizations Run Newspaper Ads Urging Interior Secretary Zinke to Not Change the New Mojave National Monuments

August 10, 2017

Mojave Desert Land Trust Earns National Recognition

July 24, 2017

Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to the Confirmation of David Bernhardt for Deputy Interior Secretary

July 17, 2017

Rimrock Ranch to Host Fundraiser for Mojave Desert Land Trust with Award-Winning Artist Ryan Bingham

July 12, 2017

BREAKING: Rep. Cook Instructs DOI To Cut Mojave Trails National Monument

July 11, 2017

Mojave Desert Land Trust Submits Over 1,200 Public Comments to Department of the Interior

July 7, 2017

Mojave Desert Land Trust Hosts Final Rally for California Desert National Monuments

June 30, 2017

Mojave Desert Land Trust Acquires Samuelson’s Rocks Property

June 16, 2017

Mojave Desert Land Trust Hosts Rally in Barstow for California Desert National Monuments

June 12, 2017

Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to Interior Statement on Bears Ears National Monument

June 8, 2017

California leaders respond to President Trump’s Executive Order attacking 7 National Monuments in-state, vow support for public lands

June 6, 2017

Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to Approval of David Bernhardt for Deputy Interior Secretary

June 1, 2017

Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Agreement

May 26, 2017

Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to California State Assembly Passing Joint Resolution to Defend National Monuments

May 18, 2017

Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to Congressional Review of David Bernhardt for Deputy Interior Secretary

May 11, 2017

Mojave Desert Land Trust Organizes Mojave Monuments Supporters to Respond to Department of the Interior Call for Public Comment

May 8, 2017

Mojave Desert Land Trust Hosts Rally for California Desert National Monuments

April 12, 2017

National Park Service and Outdoor Foundation Select Mojave Desert Land Trust for Youth Outreach Grant

April 8, 2017

Mojave Desert Land Trust Hosts Spring Open House at Amboy Crater

April 3, 2017

Mojave Desert Land Trust Launches “Reading the Landscape” Guidelines for Artists at Joshua Treenial

March 4, 2017

Veterans and Students Join Conservation Organizations to Tour Historic WWII Training Center in Mojave National Monument

March 4, 2017

California Veterans Partner with Conservation Groups for a New Kind of Service

February 15, 2017

Mojave Desert Land Trust Transfers 3,100 Acres of Land to Mojave National Preserve

February 14, 2017

Mojave Desert Land Trust and Americorps “Free the Trees” at Newly Acquired Bobcat Valley Property

February 8, 2017

Mojave Desert Land Trust Partners with Benevity for Clean Up Event with Fortune 1000 Leaders

December 20, 2016

Mojave Desert Land Protected Adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park

November 30, 2016

New Marketing Toolkit to Help Local Businesses Promote Three California Desert National Monuments

October 12, 2016

Mojave Desert Land Trust Invites the Public to Its Fall 2016 Gratitude Gathering

September 14, 2016

Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) applauds federal and state officials for the completion of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

August 31, 2016

Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) and the Native American Land Conservancy (NALC) are pleased to announce their continued partnership through hosting a family-friendly cultural gathering

July 18, 2016

Mojave Desert Land Trust Participates in Latino Conservation Week by Leading a Spanish/English Language Ethnobotany Plant Walk and Workshop at Big Morongo Canyon Preserve in the New Sand to Snow National Monument

July 5, 2016

Native American Land Conservancy and Mojave Desert Land Trust Partner to Clean Graffiti in Coyote Hole

June 7, 2016

Mojave Desert Land Trust Statement On Beth Orton and Protecting The California Desert

May 11, 2016

Mojave Desert Land Trust Completes Whipple Mountain Wilderness Acquisition

May 9, 2016

Art and the Landscape: Final Spring Brown Bag Lecture

May 5, 2016

Mojave Desert Land Trust Joins Interior Secretary, Residents, Community Leaders To Celebrate New California Desert National Monuments

March 31, 2016

Mojave Desert Land Trust Welcomes the Public to 2nd Annual Spring Open House on Saturday April 16th, 2016

March 6, 2016

Mojave Desert Land Trust Celebrates Three New California Desert Monuments

February 11, 2016

Mojave Desert Land Trust Celebrates Three New California Desert Monuments

January 29, 2016

Mojave Desert Land Trust Partners With The Arts Connection of San Bernardino County On An Arts And Environment Project For Veterans, Active Duty Military, Families and the Community

January 28, 2016

AmeriCorps NCCC Team Serves with Mojave Desert Land Trust

November 17, 2015

Artists Across the Country Join Thousands in Support of Senator Feinstein’s Desert Monuments Proposal

October 23, 2015

Mojave Desert Land Trust To Hold Fall Open House on November 14, 2015

October 21, 2015

Mojave Desert Land Trust Joins Thousands in Support of Senator Feinstein’s Desert Monument Proposal

October 7, 2015

Mojave Desert Land Trust Applauds Public Event To Engage Community On Desert Monument Proposal

October 6, 2015

“Artists For The Monuments” – Artists Join Forces With Mojave Desert Land Trust To Save Critical Desert Habitats

September 9, 2015

690 acres acquired to expand Joshua Tree National Park; Mojave Desert Land Trust purchase protects adjacent Quail Wash Property

August 25, 2015

Mojave Desert Land Trust Salutes Feinstein’s Request for 3 Desert Monuments

June 25, 2015

Californians Call On Delegation To Protect Their Parks And Recreation

May 21, 2015

Mojave Desert Land Trust Completes Bright Star Wilderness Acquisition

May 21, 2015

Joshua Tree Art Gallery and Mojave Desert Land Trust Present “A Changing Desert, How to Navigate Climate Change” • June 13, 2015

May 4, 2015

The Polish Ambassador’s Permaculture Action Day at MDLT Headquarters in Joshua Tree • May 14, 2015

March 24, 2015

Mojave Desert Land Trust Debuts Its New Joshua Tree Headquarters

December 17, 2014

Mojave Desert Land Trust Moves Headquarters to New Joshua Tree Location

In The News

Trump team nears decision on national monuments(Science)

Mining company wants Trump to shrink national monument to make more room for its gold mine(Desert Sun)

Rep. Paul Cook Redoubles Efforts to Remove Protections for California Desert National Monuments(New York City Patch)

Shrink this national monument in the Mojave Desert? Conservationists are appalled (Desert Sun)

Feds Declare Sand to Snow National Monument Safe (Public News Service)

Interior secretary decides: Leave Sand to Snow Monument alonet (Hi-Desert Star)

Sand to Snow National Monument escapes Trump ‘review’ threat (The Sun)

Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to Department of the Interior Recommendation for Sand to Snow National Monument (Highland Community News)

Sand to Snow National Monument escapes Trump ‘review’ threat (Redlands Daily Facts)

Mojave Desert Land Trust Earns National Recognition (Palm Desert Patch)

Protected federal lands help national security (Desert Sun)

Funky Salvage Sale: Mojave Desert Finds (NBC 4)

63 artists will celebrate national park (Hi-Desert Star)

Monuments to America Road Trip: From Flagstaff to Palm Springs (Westwise)

Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to the Confirmation of David Bernhardt for Deputy Interior Secretary (Highland Country News)

Republicans to Trump: Shrink Mojave Trails National Monument, leave Sand to Snow alone (USA Today)

Republicans to Trump: Shrink Mojave Trails National Monument, leave Sand to Snow alone (Desert Sun)

Rep. Cook signs support of national monument reduction (Hesperia Star)

Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks and the national monument economy (Go West, Young Podcast)

Loving Joshua Tree to Death (KCET)

California Republican under fire for attack on national monuments (Think Progress)

Rep. Paul Cook joins other Republicans to seek reduction of two new area national monuments (San Bernardino Sun)

Rep. Cook signs support of national monument reduction (Victorville Daily Press)

Rep. Cook Instructs DOI To Cut Mojave Trails National Monument (High Country News)

Rep. Paul Cook Sells Out Constituents – and Nation – Instructs DOI to eliminate and reduce national monuments (The Sun Runner)

Mojave Desert Land Trust Submits Over 1,200 Public Comments to Department of the Interior (High Country News)

Last Chance For Public Comment on Review of National Monuments (WAGM-TV)

Mojave Desert Land Trust Hosts Final Rally for California Desert National Monuments (Highland Community News)

Bill Would Protect California Desert Water Resources (Public News Service)

Report addresses marriage of military, conservation protection in California desert (Hesperia Star)

Report addresses marriage of military, conservation protection in California desert (Victorville Daily Press)

‘Desert Defenders’ seek to protect Mojave monuments (Victorville Daily Press)

Supervisors get public comments on monuments (Desert Dispatch)

Protecting the desert (Desert Dispatch)

Updating the current status of the Cadiz water project (KPCC)

Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to Interior Statement on Bears Ears National Monument (Highland Community News)

California Today: A Fight Over Water in the Mojave (New York Times)

California leaders respond to President Trump’s Executive Order attacking 7 National Monuments in-state (Highland Community News)

Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to Approval of David Bernhardt for Deputy Interior Secretary (Record Gazette)

Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to Approval of David Bernhardt for Deputy Interior Secretary (Highland Community News)

Will Cadiz Project Drain Desert Aquifers? (Capital & Main)

Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Agreement (Highland Community News)

Aguiar-Curry and Dodd Lead Charge to Protect California’s National Monuments (The Davis Vanguard)

Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to California State Assembly Passing Joint Resolution to Defend National Monuments (Highland Community News)

‘When we think of a desert defender, it is Victoria’ (Hi-Desert Star)

Local Desert Defenders Disappointed in Proposed Park Service Budget (KCDZ 107.7)

Mojave Desert Land Trust Raises Ethics Issues in Interior Nominee (KCDZ 107.7)

Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to Congressional Review of David Bernhardt for Deputy Interior Secretary (Highland Daily News)

David Bernhardt’s Potential Conflict of Interest (The ECOReport)

Trump is reviewing 6 California national monuments. Here’s how to weigh in. (Southern California Public Radio)

Conservationists face unexpected second fight to protect Mojave Desert national monuments (Press Enterprise)

Conservationists face unexpected second fight to protect Mojave Desert national monuments (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)

Conservationists face unexpected second fight to protect Mojave Desert national monuments (Los Angeles Daily News)

Conservationists face unexpected second fight to protect Mojave Desert national monuments (Daily Bulletin)

Conservationists face unexpected second fight to protect Mojave Desert national monuments (Pasadena Star News)

New monuments benefit economy (Hi-Desert Star)

Efforts to shrink, eliminate national monuments will hurt economy: Guest commentary (San Bernardino Sun)

Worried Mojave Desert national monuments could be de-listed? Here’s how to comment on Trump’s review (San Bernardino Sun)

Worried Mojave Desert national monuments could be de-listed? Here’s how to comment on Trump’s review (San Bernardino Sun)

Mojave Desert Land Trust “Rally for Monuments” Sees 250 Participants (Z107.7)

Residents in Joshua Tree rally to keep protections on national monuments (KESQ)

Mojave Desert Land Trust Holds Rally to Protect CA Monuments (Palm Desert Patch)

Rally to be held tonight in support of area national monuments (KESQ)

Mojave Desert Land Trust to Hold Rally for the Monuments This Afternoon (Z107.7)

California’s National Monuments on the Chopping Block (Link TV)

Trump Executive Order Threatens Three Regional National Monuments (Z107.7)

Trump executive order puts Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails national monuments in crosshairs (The Desert Sun)

America’s First Executive Order Threatening National Monuments (The ECOReport)

Know Before You Go: New Project Offers Guidelines for Making Art in the Desert (KCET)

President Trump Expected to Order Review of National Monuments (Public News Service)

Cynthia Breunig, CEO of the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council, defends the Mojave Monuments (Redlands Daily Facts)

Mojave Desert Land Trust Receives Youth Outreach Grant (Palm Desert Patch)

New initiative aims to educate the desert’s visiting artists (The Desert Sun)

Region’s Girl Scouts beginning to earn patches for new national monuments (San Bernardino Sun)

Youth and Veterans Tour Historic WWII Training Center (Banning Patch)

Desert X puts Coachella Valley on the art world map (The Desert Sun)

Veterans partner with conservation groups (Victorville Daily Press)

Valley Voice: Making a case for stringent review of Mojave groundwater harvesting project (Desert Sun)

Joshua trees meet very different fates in California, Arizona (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

MDLT and Americorps ‘Free the Trees’ (Victorville Daily Press)

Nonprofit land trust turns over 3,000 acres to Mojave National Preserve (LA Times)

Nonprofit group gives 3,000 acres to Mojave National Preserve (KNTV)

Land trust buys property slated for energy farm (Hi-Desert Star)

Mojave Desert Land Trust and Americorps “Free the Trees” at Newly Acquired Bobcat Valley Property (Highland Community News)

New Desert National Monuments Will Help Protect California’s Wildest Landscapes (KCET)

Benevity Partners with Mojave Desert Land Trust for Clean Up Event with Fortune 1000 Leaders (The Corporate Social Responsibility Wire)

Benevity Partners with Mojave Desert Land Trust for Clean Up Event with Fortune 1000 Leaders (3BL Media)

Mojave Desert Land Trust Partners with Benevity for Clean Up Event (Banning Patch)

National Monuments Celebrate Anniversary (Victorville Daily Press)

Five Secret Desert Places To Visit This Year Instead of Joshua Tree (KCET)

Adventure Kit geared to those exploring Southern California’s new national monuments (The Needles Desert Star)

Land Trust Purchases 640 Acres On The Periphery Of Joshua Tree Park (San Bernardino County Sentinel)

BLM bans new mining claims in protected desert land areas (The San Bernardino Sun)

Purchase will expand Joshua Tree National Park (The Press Enterprise)

Land will be protected from development next to Joshua Tree National Park (The Desert Sun)

Mojave Desert Land Trust purchases land near Joshua Tree National Park (VictorVille Daily Press)

Land trust aids desert exploration (Needles Desert Star)

Apple Valley’s conservation plan moves forward (Victorville Daily Press)

Pet and conservation nonprofits win big (Hi-Desert Star)

Noshing native: Cooking with ingredients found in the desert (The Desert sun)

Businesses explore possibilities of new monument designations (Needles Desert Star)

Mojave Desert Land Trust Honors National Parks Service Centennial (Victorville Daily Press)

Here’s How To Design A Wildlife Crossing That Wildlife Will Actually Use (KCET)

Our View: Conservation Lands Should Be Free From New Mining (Desert Dispatch)

Deal On Renewable Energy, Conservation In SoCal Desert Finalized (publicnewsservice.org)

VIDEO: California Desert To Be Protected By Renewable Energy Plan (The Pew Charitable Trusts)

Magical Mojave: A Full Moon Tour (NBCBayArea.com)

Finalizing Conservation and Clean Energy Plan Crucial to Region’s Future (The Desert Sun)

Land Trust Celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary (Hi-Desert Star)

Learn About New California Desert National Monuments at Sierra Club Meeting (Redlands Daily Facts)

New Desert Monuments Offer Chances to Explore Family Roots (Hi-Desert Star)

With New Monuments, Economic Opportunities Can Grow in California Desert: Guest Commentary (San Bernardino Sun)

Protecting Biodiversity in the Desert (Land Trust Alliance – Saving Lands)

Discover Our Desert National Parks and Rediscover Yourself – You Can Start With Joshua Tree (LA Times)

Mojave Desert Land Trust Completes Whipple Mountain Wilderness Acquisition(LaurenElloftheHiDesert.com)

Veterans Participate in Wilderness Restoration Project (The Desert Sun)

Stunning Desert Wilderness Goes Public (Inland News Today)

The New California Desert National Monuments (EcoReport)

Mojave Trails Monument: Craters, Mountains and Dunes. Oh My! (The Press Enterprise)

MDLT, Combat Center Collaborate for Cleanup (DVIDS)

AmeriCorps Team Working With Mojave Desert Land Trust (Hi-Desert Star)

Story Behind The California Desert’s New National Monuments (Sierra Club)

Morongo Valley Greets New Monument With Cheers and Sign (Hi-Desert Star)

Morongo Valley Unveils Sand to Snow National Monument Sign (San Bernardino Sun)

A New Sign for Morongo Valley and National Monument (The Desert Sun)

Volcanic Spires and Joshua Trees: Obama Protects 1.8 Million Acres In California’s Desert (Los Angeles Times)

AmeriCorps NCCC Team Serves With Mojave Desert Land Trust (Victorville Daily Press)

Op-Ed: Protect Resources of Inspiration For Artists by Ruth & Steve Rieman (Riverside County Press Enterprise)

Artists For The Monuments Campaign Joins Thousands in Support of Senator Feinstein’s Desert Monuments Proposal (EcoReport)

Supporting Feinstein’s Monument Proposal (EcoReport)

Land Trust buys Quail Wash property (Hi-Desert Star)

Land Trust Acquires Land for Joshua Tree National Park (The San Bernardino Sun)

What Makes the Mojave So Important? (EcoReport)

Feinstein Asks Obama to bypass Congress to create three desert monuments (LA Times)

Seed crafting workshop draws a crowd (The Desert Trail)

Desert lands deserve permanent protection (Victorville Daily Press)

Volunteers gather seeds to spread natives (The Desert Trail)

Gallery Owner Merges Art, Speakers to Seek Climate Solutions (Hi-Desert Star)

Twentynine Palms Marines Chip In To Clean Up Desert (The Desert Sun)

Volunteers Helping Study Climate Change in Joshua Tree (The Desert Sun)

Citizen Scientists Help Study Desert Climate Change (USA Today)

Comprehensive coverage of the DRECP featured in the launch issue of Someplace Magazine – by Ellie Robbins

“Desert Lands In Three California Parks Being Protected Through Partnership Efforts” – excellent coverage of our NPS partnerships by Jim Burnett ~ The National Parks Traveler

“California desert – timeless landscape that needs careful planning, protection” – guest commentary by Frazier Haney, Conservation Director/Mojave Desert Land Trust. (The San Bernardino Sun)