New executive team appointed at the Mojave Desert Land Trust

The Board of Directors of the Mojave Desert Land Trust has selected a new executive team to lead the organization as it enters a new era in its land conservation work. Cody Hanford and Kelly Herbinson will serve as joint Executive Directors, when outgoing Executive Director Geary Hund steps down on October 31.

Acquisitions bolster Sand to Snow National Monument, wildlife crossing hopes

For immediate release August 11, 2021 Contact: Jessica Dacey, Director of Communications Phone: 760-820-2275 Email: jessica@mdlt.org Acquisitions bolster Sand to Snow National Monument, wildlife crossing hopes Morongo Valley – The Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) has acquired a 43-acre parcel within Sand to Snow National Monument. The parcel’s proximity to Highway 62 gives further impetus…

Over 100,000 acres of the California desert protected

For immediate release July 5, 2021 Contact: Jessica Dacey, Director of Communications Phone: 760-820-2275 Email: jessica@mdlt.org Over 100,000 acres of the California desert protected Joshua Tree, CA – The Mojave Desert Land Trust has reached a new milestone in California desert conservation, with 101,327 acres of land protected since 2006. MDLT plays a vital role…

Volunteer Orientation (Virtual)

Saturday, June 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm Whether through land stewardship, plant conservation, education and outreach, or administration, there are plenty of ways you can help us carry out our mission to preserve the Mojave Desert for future generations. If you are not yet registered as a volunteer, you can join Mary Cook-Rhyne and…

Volunteering deepens a connection to the land

This post was originally published on this site As a volunteer land steward, Wendy Hadley is responsible for MDLT’s 470-acre spectacular Flat Top Mesa property. Being a land steward gives you an excuse to visit this kind of beauty! Photo: Wendy Hadley By Wendy Hadley, Mojave Desert Land Trust Volunteer I have lived in Pioneertown in the Mojave…

Women return to tracking bighorn in the Mojave

This post was originally published on this site The Women in Science Discovering Our Mojave internship has provided new insights into the movement of bighorn sheep in the Mojave Desert, with game cameras collecting data and images of the elusive species. The internship expands this fall with three new interns further tracking bighorn movement and gathering data on…

Desert plants — and the desert floor itself — are key fighters of climate change

This post was originally published on this site The so-called ‘barren’ lands of the Mojave actually play an important role in keeping carbon out of the atmosphere. Creosote on Mojave Desert Land Trust property in Mojave Trails National Monument. Photo: Marinna Wagner/MDLT If you were to dream up a landscape designed to fight climate change, it’d likely be…

How I fell in love with my job

This post was originally published on this site Cindy Holland is MDLT’s Volunteer Coordinator. She was responsible for the AmeriCorps NCCC Gold 2 team while they served with MDLT earlier this year. I fell in love with my job through my time working with AmeriCorps NCCC Gold 2. I’ve heard countless stories of how people fall in love…

AmeriCorps NCCC Gold 2: Three months in the Mojave

This post was originally published on this site The statistics are amazing — 969 feet of irrigation installed, 674 signs posted, 2,300 seeds sown, 9.5 tons of waste removed. How did 11 people achieve so much in such a short time? AmeriCorps NCCC team Gold 2 has ended a three-month service project with MDLT, having helped restore 3,465…