In The News

Nature groups celebrate 25 years of protection

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…

If fire wipes out Joshua trees, other desert plants, this group has a plan

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…

County Recognizes Value of Desert Protection Act

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.

Chuckwalla Bench event

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.

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A little history on Rock Springs Ranch

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.