Victorville Daily Press
When one thinks of a desert, barren swaths of land hammered by sun and devoid of life may come to mind. But the Mojave and Colorado deserts contain plants and animals that have adapted and don’t exist anywhere else. Whether it be the elusive bighorn sheep or the creosote bush — one of the oldest organisms on earth — this region in California has a diverse ecology if one cares to look.
And one nonprofit aims to keep it that way. The Mojave Desert Land Trust announced this week that it has achieved a milestone: It has conserved more than 100,000 acres of land since its inception in 2006 by acquiring parcels from private landowners.