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OUR MISSION: Mojave Desert Land Trust protects the Mojave Desert ecosystem and its scenic and cultural resource values.


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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.

Click here to view a map of our service area.

MDLT has moved

We’re kicking-off the new year in a new location...two miles west of downtown Joshua Tree at 60124 29 Palms Highway. What a perfect spot for us to land as we bid farewell to a year of great change and accomplishment, and look ahead to 2015 from a place of great potential – situated in a wildlife linkage area with a view of Section 33!

The office will officially reopen for business on Monday, January 5th and we’ll issue updates on our renovation and settling-in process as it unfolds. An official “unveiling” is in the works, but meanwhile we remain dedicated to our main body of work: investing in the legacy of the Mojave Desert ecosystem.

We look forward to welcoming you to the new building and we appreciate your continued support!


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 50,000 acres of desert land through acquisition, land stewardship and strategic partnerships.





California desert – timeless landscape that needs careful planning, protection: Guest commentary by Frazier Haney, Conservation Director/Mojave Desert Land Trust. (The San Bernardino Sun)



Watch the Nov 21 Black Rock Symposium panel discussion on "Renewable Energy Development"
moderated by MDLT Conservation Director, Frazier Haney. Click here for a complete list of upcoming lectures.




Stewardship Event Dec 20 - Morongo Basin Restoration/Clean-up
Coyote Hole Restoration and Clean-Up Event from 9am-1pm Read more...

  • Become an MDLT member by joining online today

  • Make a donation and support the preservation of desert wild lands

  • Join our group of volunteers and enjoy the great outdoors in a meaningful way

  • Attend one of our educational events and learn more about the California Desert

  • Buy an MDLT t-shirt or tote-bag to show your support for desert conservation



Painting ©
Diane Best
Landscape painting of the great Mojave Desert by Diane Best.

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