Your financial contribution supports our efforts to preserve Amargosa’s beautiful landscape, rare wildlife, and open spaces that belong to us all.



Working toward a sustainable future for the Amargosa River and Basin through Science, Stewardship, and Education.

From its headwaters north of Beatty, NV, the Amargosa River flows underground in a southerly direction. Near the Dumont Dunes, it makes a big u-turn and heads north into Death Valley National Park, finally terminating in Badwater Basin, the lowest point in the United States.
The river surfaces in a few places, around Beatty and in the Amargosa Canyon south of Tecopa, CA. At times after large rainstorms, the entire course of the river will flow above ground.
The Amargosa River and Basin provide unique desert habitats. The greater ecological setting for the river is the Mojave Desert.
In one of the hottest and driest places anywhere, the river and nearby springs provide islands of water that support a variety of plants and animals. Often these animals are unique to the area – or endemic – meaning they can’t be found anywhere else on earth.



Visit the Amargosa Basin
From Birding to botany,
walking to off-highway vehicles
there is much to see and do

Amargosa Vole

This small, endangered rodent won our hearts
We work hard to help restore their
habitat and increase their population.
Read more on the Vole page.

Who We Are

Protecting the wilds, waters,
and communities of the Amargosa Basin
and Eastern Mojave.


Executive Director’s Reflection: The Road Ahead

Executive Director’s Reflection: The Road Ahead

Amargosa Conservancy Board of Directors, 2023 Effective conservation work takes vision. And vision takes people. Last weekend, January 21-22nd, the Amargosa Conservancy board of directors and staff met in Shoshone, CA for two days of intensive visioning and action...

Make the Amargosa Conservancy your choice for Giving Tuesday

Make the Amargosa Conservancy your choice for Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a  global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world, and we are proud to be a part of that movement. Folks, we know there are many worthy causes out there to support right now....

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