Press Releases

Annual report: Mojave Desert Land Trust reaches new conservation milestones

The report release coincides with several conservation milestones: the Land Trust is on track to reach the 80,000 acre mark of acquired and preserved land across the Mojave Desert in the coming months; MDLT’s seed bank, created in 2016, has just logged its 500th collection of seeds; and MDLT has now donated more tracts of land to the National Park Service than any other nonprofit in the country since 2006.

Major land purchase boosts Juniper Flats conservation area

A significant piece of the Juniper Flats landscape has been purchased for conservation by the Mojave Desert Land Trust. The 595-acre property borders the Juniper Flats National Conservation Lands, strengthening the status of this protected land.

Land purchases help piece together Death Valley National Park

The National Park Service has purchased 680.8 acres of private land within Death Valley National Park’s borders. From salt flats to mountain tops, the lands are a stunning addition to the Park’s cultural and geological history. he seven tracts were acquired from the Mojave Desert Land Trust, which purchases land from willing sellers for conservation purposes. Death Valley National Park used the Land and Water Conservation Fund to buy the land.

AmeriCorps team removes 9.5 tons of waste from Mojave Desert, installs 674 OHV signs

An AmeriCorps NCCC team is concluding a three-month service project with the Mojave Desert Land Trust, having helped restore 3,465 acres of wildlife habitat.

Gold 2, an 11-member NCCC Pacific Region team, worked across the Mojave and Sonoran deserts performing restoration activities, monitoring MDLT land, and removing over 9.5 tons of solid waste. In the Chuckwalla Bench, the team installed 674 signs marking legal off-highway vehicle routes. In

Mojave Desert Land Trust expands conservation vision with new executive director

A leading Southern California conservationist has been appointed as the new executive director of the Mojave Desert Land Trust. Geary Hund’s exemplary background ensures the Land Trust will deepen and expand its conservation mission at a time when Congress has backed greater connectivity and protection of the California desert.