• Desert Cahuilla Prehistoric Area, California
  • Desert Cahuilla Prehistoric Area, California Threats:
  • Desert Cahuilla Prehistoric Area, California Threats: Off-Road Vehicles
  • Ivanpah Valley, California/Nevada
  • Ivanpah Valley, California/Nevada Threats:
  • Ivanpah Valley, California/Nevada Threats: Energy Development
  • Ivanpah Valley, California/Nevada Threats: Energy Development, Urbanization
  • Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona
  • Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona Threats:
  • Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona Threats: Illegal Foot and Vehicular Traffic
  • Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona Threats: Illegal Foot and Vehicular Traffic, Law Enforcement Activities
  • Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona Threats: Illegal Foot and Vehicular Traffic, Law Enforcement Activities, Border Wall Construction
  • Algodones Dunes, California
  • Algodones Dunes, California Threats:
  • Algodones Dunes, California Threats: Rampant Off-Road Vehicle Abuse
  • Joshua Tree National Park, California
  • Joshua Tree National Park, California Threats:
  • Joshua Tree National Park, California Threats: Air Pollution
  • Joshua Tree National Park, California Threats: Air Pollution, Energy and Industrial Development
  • Joshua Tree National Park, California Threats: Air Pollution, Energy and Industrial Development, Climate Change
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Borrego Desert Floor in Full Bloom

Tom Chester, member of the California Native Plant Society, San Gabriel Mountains Chapter, has reported that the Borrego Desert floor, at elevations of 600 – 1500 feet (in the immediate area of Borrego Springs and west) has gone from very few blooms the first part of February to full bloom by the 20th…

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Please Sign Important Petition to DRECP Action Team!

Consider the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan as an Alternative for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan.

One of the major concerns DPC has with the current Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) is that it doesn’t include any alternatives, such as rooftop solar.

That’s why we support this petition from Basin & Range Watch and encourage you to sign and support it as well.

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DPC Action Alert

We are posting this on behalf of our friends in the Joshua Tree Area.  Bobcats have a lot of habitat in the California high desert and adjacent mountain ranges.

Take Action to End Bobcat Trapping in California Now!

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Important Petition Regarding Algodones Dunes: Please Support and Sign!

Dear Desert Defenders,
The Bureau of Land Management in Southern California has dropped ORV fees for the upcoming Martin Luther King weekend in ORV open areas in Imperial County, including Lark Canyon and the Algodones Dunes…

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