• 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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Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors

Desert Protective Council would like to call your attention to an exciting new book release from award-winning Sunbelt Publications!

Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors, is a new comprehensive hiking guide for outdoor enthusiasts, and so much more. This book is also a field guide to the habitats, species and natural features found along many trails within the San Diego region. 

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Imperial Valley Desert Museum “Breaking Point” Event


Eastern Shore of the Salton Sea. Photo Courtesy Terry Weiner

The Desert Protective Council invites you to join us at the exciting Imperial Valley Desert Museum in Ocotillo, CA, for the screening of an award-winning 2015 film, Breaking Point. The excellent hour-long documentary on the Salton Sea, in Imperial County California, can be viewed on Saturday September 24th or Saturday October 1st at 3PM.

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Basin and Range Watch Becomes a 501 Non-profit Conservation Organization

The Desert Protective Council is deeply delighted to welcome Basin and Range Watch (B&RW) into the community of formally incorporated 501(c)(3) non-profit-organizations.

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Stunning Salton Sea Documentary Now Available to the Public!


East Side of Salton Sea     Photo by: Terry Weiner

We are pleased to learn that Palomar College Television has officially released Breaking Point to the public. The filmmakers are making it available via Amazon…

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