Press Releases

Mojave Desert Land Trust releases 2020 annual report

For immediate release  May 18, 2021 Contact: Jessica Dacey, Director of Communications Phone: 760-820-2275 Email: [email protected]    Mojave Desert Land Trust protected 7,500 acres in 2020 Joshua Tree, CA – The Mojave Desert Land Trust has released its 2020 annual report. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, over 7,500 acres of conservation lands were…

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Mojave Desert Land Trust applies for off-highway vehicle restoration grant

Helendale, California – February 9, 2021 Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) is applying for grant funding from the State of California, Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division, for the 2021 grant cycle. The grant monies will be used to restore areas damaged by off-highway vehicle use at Palisades Ranch (near Helendale, California), an area set aside for its rare…

Abdel Reid joins MDLT board of directors

For immediate release January 20, 2021 Contact: Jessica Dacey, Director of Communications Phone: 760-820-2275 Email: [email protected] Joshua Tree, CA – Abdel Reid, a leading real estate investment executive for Southern California, with a stellar background in business development and private equity management, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Mojave Desert Land…

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DRECP amendment would have catastrophic effect on wildlife habitat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14, 2021 Contact: Jessica Dacey, Director of Communications Phone: 760-820-2275 [email protected]   Joshua Tree, CA – The Bureau of Land Management has released a proposed amendment to the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), rolling back a decade-long collaborative effort to manage desert lands. As an organization involved in land use…

Terrysa Guerra joins MDLT board of directors

For immediate release December 11, 2020 Contact: Jessica Dacey, Director of Communications Phone: 760-820-2275 Email: [email protected] Joshua Tree, CA – Leading social justice campaigner Terrysa Guerra has been appointed to the Mojave Desert Land Trust’s board of directors. Guerra’s political and electoral experience spans 16 years. As the National Political Director at United for Respect,…

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A protected Mojave ranch is attracting rare species

A rare, federally threatened western yellow-billed cuckoo and two pairs of federally endangered least Bell’s vireo have been identified on a Mojave River property recently purchased by the Mojave Desert Land Trust. These sightings, along with other special status birds and new range extension records, underscore the property’s future role as a haven for imperiled Mojave Desert species.

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….