Our Mission

• Preserve, protect, and promote the unique natural beauty, ecological integrity, and rich cultural history of Mojave National Preserve;

A visitor captures memories along the Teutonia Peak Trail in the Preserve. The trail crosses dense Joshua tree woodland and gently climbs a granite outcrop for magnificent views of the Mojave.

• Build a community dedicated to the enduring stewardship of the Mojave National Preserve.

 

OUR WORK

The Conservancy has sponsored and coordinated primary school and university student visits to the Preserve, restoration projects, and regular Star Parties to showcase the Preserve's night sky and bring together our community. We also advocate for protection of the Preserve's resources and integrity of wildlands surrounding the Preserve.

The Mojave National Preserve provides a remote escape for urban areas in southern California and Nevada, and the Preserve presents opportunities to learn about diverse wildlife, geology and cultural history.

Never again shall you see such light and air and color; never such opaline mirage, such rosy dawn, such fiery twilight. And wherever you go, by land or by sea, you shall not forget that which you saw not but rather felt - the desolation and the silence of the desert.
— John C. Van Dyke, Author
 Telescopes set up by the Old Town Astronomers of Pasadena provide a close look at far away planets and galaxies at one of our Star Parties.

Telescopes set up by the Old Town Astronomers of Pasadena provide a close look at far away planets and galaxies at one of our Star Parties.

Visitors are often amazed by the varied landscape, ranging from giant sand dunes, Joshua tree woodlands, volcanic cinder cones, and fir-topped mountains. Clues to a history of human inhabitation can also be witnessed, including Native American petroglyphs and artifacts from old ranching and mining.