We work to protect and promote the Mojave National Preserve and build a community dedicated to the stewardship of its natural and cultural treasures.
Imagine a place where the sand dunes sing, where more Joshua trees grow than anywhere else on the planet, where desert tortoises munch on brilliant wildflowers in the spring.
Located in the heart of the Mojave Desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the Mojave National Preserve protects 1.6 million acres of diverse desert habitat and 10,000 years of diverse human history. The landscape is vast and inspiring, with habitats from cactus gardens to native desert grassland, from pinyon-juniper forest to ancient white fir forest.
Stay informed about events and issues affecting the Preserve and surrounding desert wildlands with the Conservancy's Jackrabbit Blog
Joshua Tree National Park is urging would-be visitors to consider exploring another corner of the desert. If you want to avoid Joshua Tree's crowds and you're considering a trip to the Mojave National Preserve, here are some things to keep in mind when planning your trip!
The Department of Interior's proposal to raise entrance fees to as much as $70 at some national parks poses an unfair burden on lower income families. Interior should abandon this proposal and instead support the bipartisan National Park Service Legacy Act that would erase the maintenance backlog at these cherished national parks through a responsible budget.
If you're visiting the Mojave National Preserve, be sure to check out the Mitchell Caverns and Providence Mountains State Recreation Area. This swath of desert wildlands will reopen to the public beginning on November 3rd.
Although a leaked memo does not spell out any changes to Mojave Trails or Castle Mountains National Monuments, these wildlands next to the Preserve remain under threat because a local Congressman has proposed stripping the lands of protection.
Summer is not normally the time you'd expect to see flowers blooming in the desert. But the snakeweed (Gutierrezia microcephala) can put on a brilliant yellow show from July until as late as November.
The Mojave National Preserve Conservancy, Old Town Sidewalk Astronomers, and National Park Service invite you to join us for a Star Party at the Mojave National Preserve's Black Canyon Group Campground on Saturday, November 11.
Less than one percent of the total national budget goes toward our national parks. But Washington is considering the deepest cut to the National Park Service (NPS) budget since World War II and privatizing campgrounds, when it should be addressing a massive maintenance backlog that already impacts most parks due to years of neglect by Congress.