Desert Protective Council News
Posted by Indy Quillen on February 21, 2014
Please take 30 seconds to sign this petition to protect Mojave National Preserve by denying Bechtel’s request for a public land grant to build its Soda Mountain Solar.
Desert Protective Council is in solidarity in opposition to the proposed Soda Mountain Solar on public land adjacent to Mojave National Preserve, threatening the resources and landscape of this treasured unit of the National Park System. Soda Mountain will interfere markedly with the habitat corridor linking Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks…
Posted by Indy Quillen on February 11, 2014
Desert Protective Council Joins Western Lands Project and Western Watersheds in legal challenge against the Federal Government for Large-scale Desert Solar Development Plans
Unless you are a member of the Desert Protective Council, you may not be aware that the DPC signed on as a co-plaintiff with the Western Lands Project and Western Watersheds Project in a legal challenge to the Interior Department’s plan for large-scale solar development on hundreds of thousands of acres on public lands in six southwestern states.
Posted by Indy Quillen on January 31, 2014
The Desert Protective Council (DPC) is pleased to announce that 2014 will be the 10th consecutive year of funding to Anza-Borrego Foundation’s fifth-grade environmental tent camp – officially known as Camp Borrego. The setting for three-day/three night camp is the Palm Canyon Campground in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
The students sleep in Mongolian yurts and spend their days in a variety of projects. At the Paleo Lab they learn about the geology and fossils of the Borrego Springs area, participate in a “scavenger hunt” at the Park Visitor Center, and explore the Visitor Center’s Science Discovery Lab. Besides ranger-guided hikes in Palm Canyon, there are programs about nocturnal animals, predators and prey relationships, as well as the constellations. The three days and nights in the desert are often a student’s first experience in the desert. Reflections at the end of each camp, and follow-up student thank-you letters, indicate that for most the experience is profoundly positive and even life changing.
Posted by Indy Quillen on December 6, 2013
DPC, and other like-minded organizations, have been working diligently to expose and slow down the destructive industrial-scale development of solar and wind projects on public lands in the desert. One key to success is the ability to raise awareness and support for an approach that prioritizes renewable developments on already degraded areas, on rooftops, and in the built environment. Such an opportunity is at hand!