• 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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Your Help Needed Now – Support Return of Eagle Mountain!

Joshua Tree National Park has initiated a boundary study of 32,000 acres of land in the Eagle Mountains and the Chuckwalla Valley in Riverside County, exploring whether it would be appropriate and feasible to add the lands to Joshua Tree National Park.

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Updates from DPC for August, 2015


Camp Borrego Students Enjoy a Waterfall on a Hot Day.

August 7, 2015

The Desert Protective Council is pleased to report on their recent grants and donations to non-profit organizations whose projects and programs foster DPC’s mission and goals.

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DPC Encourages Joshua Tree National Park to Take Back the Eagle Mountains!


Article and photo by Terry Weiner

July 22 2015: Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP) officials are looking into the feasibility of adding lands in the Eagle Mountain area to the national park. DPC wants to urge all desert lovers to support Joshua Tree National Park in this endeavor!  The area has recently been identified as a key bighorn sheep migration corridor. And it is home to many sensitive desert species, including the endangered desert tortoise…

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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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