Through our Land Acquisition Process, MDLT purchases lands that have strategic conservation values and works to ensure that all acquired land is properly maintained. Every land transaction supports the vision of a Mojave Desert with interconnected, permanently protected scenic and natural areas hosting a diversity of native plants and wildlife.
Our Land Stewardship Team manages the land we acquire and oversees habitat restoration, permanent monitoring activities, and property clean-up efforts. Projects include restoring disturbed areas using a variety of ecological restoration techniques; trail work and planting; monitoring and collecting data in restored areas; leading invasive weed removal projects and general clean-up. We rely on a team of trained Land Steward Volunteers to help us accomplish our mission.
MDLT uses standards and practices developed by the Land Trust Alliance to protect lands with natural, scenic and cultural resource values in the Mojave Desert.