Press Releases

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.

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.