• 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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Announcing A New Desert Publication!

The Desert Oracle is a new pocket-sized quarterly magazine about the arid southwest’s places, people, plants and critters. The articles cover everything from Dr. Edmund Jaeger’s discovery of sleeping poor-wills to the lost film locations for the original Star Wars in Death Valley…

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Call to Action: Support the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund

DPC is part of a national coalition working to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
Please join us by contacting your congressional representatives.

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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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