Wildlife corridor near Joshua Tree National Park gains additional protection

Desert Sun

A wildlife corridor extending through Joshua Tree National Park received another piece of protection this week, as the Mojave Desert Land Trust teamed up with a spiritual center to conserve 227 acres for animal movement.

The deal, finalized Tuesday, sees the nonprofit land trust purchase the parcel from the Institute of Mentalphysics, which bills itself as the “oldest and largest retreat center in the Western United States” and was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son. The land sits just north of Highway 62 between the towns of Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley.

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