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Desert Protective Council News Archive

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to All

After 62 successful years of being a staunch voice for protection and preservation of our southwest deserts, the Board of the Desert Protective Council is in the process of dissolving the DPC…

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Call to Action Meeting: Help Protect California’s Flat-tailed Horned Lizards

Desert Protective Council is sharing this announcement from the Center of Biological Diversity and urges you to participate in this important meeting…

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Join DPC for the 7th Annual Environmental Health Leadership Summit this Saturday!

The Desert Protective Council would like to extend an invitation to join us at the 7th Annual Environmental Health Leadership Summit this Saturday!

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California Desert District Bureau of Land Management Holds Two Special Events

Baker Dam Desert Bighorn       Photo Courtesy of Terry Weiner

The California Desert District Bureau of Land Management is holding two very special events this week—and The Desert Protective Council urges you to participate in one or both of these events!

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Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors

Desert Protective Council would like to call your attention to an exciting new book release from award-winning Sunbelt Publications!

Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors, is a new comprehensive hiking guide for outdoor enthusiasts, and so much more. This book is also a field guide to the habitats, species and natural features found along many trails within the San Diego region. 

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Imperial Valley Desert Museum “Breaking Point” Event

Eastern Shore of the Salton Sea. Photo Courtesy Terry Weiner

The Desert Protective Council invites you to join us at the exciting Imperial Valley Desert Museum in Ocotillo, CA, for the screening of an award-winning 2015 film, Breaking Point. The excellent hour-long documentary on the Salton Sea, in Imperial County California, can be viewed on Saturday September 24th or Saturday October 1st at 3PM.

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Basin and Range Watch Becomes a 501 Non-profit Conservation Organization

The Desert Protective Council is deeply delighted to welcome Basin and Range Watch (B&RW) into the community of formally incorporated 501(c)(3) non-profit-organizations.

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Stunning Salton Sea Documentary Now Available to the Public!

East Side of Salton Sea     Photo by: Terry Weiner

We are pleased to learn that Palomar College Television has officially released Breaking Point to the public. The filmmakers are making it available via Amazon…

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Proposed State Park Rule Change Inflames Hikers, Campers and Horseback Riders

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, from Carrizo Badlands Overlook

The goal of this article is to inform our members and friends of a proposed change to regulations related to California State Parks natural and cultural preserves and to invite you to participate in a public hearing on these changes in San Diego on June 22, 2016.

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Alliance for Responsible Recreation: May Meeting, Award and Festivities

By Terry Weiner

Left: Pat Flanagan, 2015 Award Winner   Right: Victoria Fuller, 2014 Recipient

It is a stunning fact that DPC, along with our conservation and community organization colleagues, have been meeting in person and on conference calls as members of The Alliance for Responsible Recreation since 2004. 

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High School Students View Breaking Point Documentary

DPC’s Imperial County Conservation and Projects Coordinator, Terry Weiner, was thrilled to be invited by Jose Flores, Social Studies Department Chair of Brawley Union High School in Brawley California, to show Breaking Point, a most beautiful, comprehensive and compelling documentary on the geological, human and natural history of the Salton Sea.

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Earth Day Event: Leaders for Environmental Awareness and Protection

On Saturday April 30th, DPC was delighted to participate in the El Centro Southwest High School inaugural Earth Day Event, put on by Southwest High’s student group, Leaders for Environmental Awareness and Protection (LEAP). LEAP’s founder Frances Nicklin, a Southwest High School senior, invited us to set up a table informing attendees about the wonders of the desert.

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February Joy in the Desert!

We have plenty to celebrate on behalf of the desert this month.

President Obama used the 1906 Antiquities Act to designate three new national monuments in the California desert….and Death Valley National Park already has a profusion of wildflowers covering the washes and hillsides!

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Call to Action: The Nevada Desert Needs Your Help!

The Searchlight Desert and Mountains is a pristine area containing one of the largest concentrations of desert tortoises and golden eagles in Nevada.

Please take a moment to sign this petition requesting the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to designate the desert and mountains around Searchlight, Nevada as an Industrial Wind Energy Free Zone in the Southern Nevada Resource Management Plan.

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National Public Lands Day Event Scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12th

The Bureau of Land Management will be holding a National Public Lands Day Event this Saturday, December 12th, at the Tumco Historic Mining Town.

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Important Public BLM Meeting Regarding ORV Routes

This is an Important Public Meeting on the BLM’s Proposal to Dramatically Increase ORV Routes in Rural Communities Throughout the Western Mojave Desert.

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