Press Releases

Passage of Great American Outdoors Act provides new impetus for California desert

For immediate release Joshua Tree – The California desert will be able to access vital funding thanks to the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act on Wednesday. The Act will help address the deteriorating infrastructure in our national parks, increase funding for the conservation of the desert’s vast public lands, and improve public access….

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An open letter

We join all who unequivocally condemn violence and racism of any kind. We stand with all who are peacefully expressing their solidarity against the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and other victims of racially motivated violence.

Ace Hotel President Brad Wilson joins MDLT board of directors

Visionary hotelier Brad Wilson has joined the board of directors of the Mojave Desert Land Trust. Wilson’s experience with leading hotel brands and his global outlook will enhance the board’s future development and management of the Land Trust’s brand and core programs.

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.