Nature groups celebrate 25 years of protection

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Today, the park continues to expand with partners like the Mojave Desert Land Trust purchasing lands to be managed by the national park. 

The nonprofit, headquartered in Joshua Tree, focuses on parcels within national parks and preserves, wilderness areas, areas of critical environmental concern and wildlife linkage corridors.

“We have successfully conserved land in Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave National Preserve, Mojave Trails National Monument and Death Valley National Park,” said MDLT Director of Communications Jessica Dacey.

Dacey said with changing conservation challenges, the land trust is working to connect conservation areas to provide pathways for wildlife. 

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