Hi-Desert Star 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…
Desert Sun “It’s happened so quickly that the level of visitation has outstripped their ability to easily accommodate everyone in a way that ensures the kind of experience that people would like to have,” Geary Hund, executive director of the Mojave Desert Land Trust, said of the park’s growth. Read the full article here.
The Sun “When they first come up, they almost look like a grass and then they very slowly get bigger,” said Madena Asbell, the Mojave Desert Land Trust’s director of plant conservation programs. Asbell and a team of about 10 volunteers collect Joshua tree and other native plant seeds from the land trust’s 32,000 acres…
Z107.7 News The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution at its meeting Tuesday acknowledging the value of conservation, tourism, and recreation in “California’s rich desert landscape.” Read the full article here.
Joshua Tree National Park received some good news in August thanks to an announcement by the Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) that it had “purchased 40 acres of pristine desert within Joshua Tree National Park. The acquisition lies in an area where MDLT is helping preserve the border of the National Park.”
Desert Sun According to Geary Hund, executive director of the Mojave Desert Land Trust, a conservation group that buys land to protect it from harmful development, there are no available land parcels that could be regarded as an equitable trade for the land planned for the proposed Paradise Valley development. Hunt said even when species enjoy…
I’m a student who has lived in the Coachella Valley for my whole life, but only recently had the opportunity to visit and explore one of the Mojave Desert’s most beautiful yet little known places known as the Chuckwalla Bench. Chuckwalla Bench is part of the California Desert National Conservation Lands — public lands that are scattered throughout the southeastern corner of California.
Recent articles in this newspaper have spoken about Rock Springs Ranch, located in the Juniper Flats area south of Apple Valley.
The highlight of the stories was the acquisition of the ranch by the Mojave Desert Land Trust, which intends to preserve its natural resources and introduce public access and educational opportunities.
This was a great accomplishment for local conservation. During the past several years, I developed interest in the history of Rock Springs Ranch and surrounding areas within Juniper Flats, a wonderful nearby area to hike and explore.
The iconic Joshua Tree has been around for two million years but its future is uncertain with scientists warning that it could disappear by the end of the century.
Since the study inception, we have added several macroplots beyond the park boundary, of which one was used for this study, a site on land owned by Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) 5 km north of the park, which contains transition zone vegetation and is similar in climate to the West Entrance macro-plot. Here, we focus on the subset of 14 macro-plots containing Joshua trees.