Press Releases

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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   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: 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….

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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.