OUR MISSION: Mojave Desert Land Trust protects the Mojave Desert ecosystem and its scenic and cultural resource values.
Mojave Desert Land Trust’s service area
encompasses the eastern Mojave Desert,
reaching from Death Valley National Park
to the Mexico border. This region
includes three national parks,
five military installations, forty five
BLM Wilderness areas and several
major population centers.
The California Desert is a functioning intact ecosystem, stretching across 29 million acres, or 28% of California’s landmass. It is home to rare plants and magnificent creatures – a place of scenic wonder and tremendous biological diversity. In the fast growing West, the threats to this priceless heritage are greater than ever. Many plants are threatened or endangered, star-filled night skies are impacted by light pollution, wildlife habitat is fragmented, and wildlife corridors are disrupted by development.
Mojave Desert Land Trust conserves land with important biological, cultural and scenic values. Our work helps to secure the biodiversity, beauty, and integrity of healthy desert ecosystems for future generations to enjoy. We have protected over 44,000 acres of desert land through acquisition, land stewardship and strategic partnerships.
Volunteer with MDLT! Maintaining and restoring property are important to the mission of Mojave Desert Land Trust, and our Volunteer Land Stewards are instrumental in our ability to permanently protect the lands we acquire. Find out more.
Did you know that despite the Mojave Desert's arid climate, there are widely-spaced patches of microphyll woodland occurring near washes? These patches of green vegetation typically attract large numbers of birds, so keep a watchful eye! Find out more fun facts.