• 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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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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