• 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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Happy Earth Day 2015!

As a reminder that the planet we call home is an astonishing place, why not get out and hike, bike, climb, surf, kayak or just walk around outdoors?

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Minerva Hoyt Desert Conservation Award Event


Terry Weiner and Desert Protective Council receive Minerva Hoyt Award

On March 26 2015, the Joshua Tree National Park Association, in the presence of about eighty friends and colleagues, honored the Desert Protective Council for their six decades of work. The celebration took place in the beautiful Chase Auditorium of the spectacular Living Desert botanical museum in Palm Desert…

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DPC named Recipient of 2014 Minerva Hoyt Conservation Award

The DPC is honored to announce that The Joshua Tree National Park Association (JTNPA) has chosen Terry Weiner and the Desert Protective Council for the 11th Annual Minerva Hoyt Desert Conservation Award.

“The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals or organizations that have made notable achievements in the areas of leadership, protection, preservation, research, education, and stewardship leading to a significant and lasting contribution on behalf of the deserts of California.”

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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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