https://vimeo.com/303206781 Few people know that a river begins just a few miles east of Death Valley National Park and terminates in the area of the park known as Bad Water Basin. The Amargosa River is a federally recognized Wild and Scenic river and an important provider of habitat for migratory birds. For the past ten years, Len Warren has conducted surveys...

We would love to see the Land and Water Conservation Fund permanently funded. Click here to send your voice to Congress. One of the most important public parks programs — the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) — is getting closer to its expiration date on September 30. Without this program, public green spaces across the country will suffer.  Created just over...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Cover Photo: Undisturbed Mojave Desert Lands at the Yellow Pine Solar Project site. photo: Patrick Donnelly   [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down=''][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Or, Why Environmentalists in the Desert Oppose [Utility Scale] Solar   Just over the mountains from Tecopa, in the Lower Pahrump Valley, there is a plan to install a 3000 acre solar array in...

La Administración de Trump ha establecido el DRECP como su último objetivo: socavando el proceso público, ocho años de colaboración y compromiso, y amenazando nuestras tierras públicas. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down='']El DRECP - Plan de Conservación y Energía Renovable del Desierto - está destinado a ser el documento de planificación principal para la administración de la tierra en...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][qode_advanced_call_to_action enable_gradient_animation="no" icon_pack="font_awesome" icon="fa-pencil" cta_text="Prepare sus comentarios y envíelos a BLM antes del jueves, 22 de marzo." cta_link="desertlands.org/action"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE DESERT RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSERVATION PLAN (DRECP)   THE HISTORY The DRECP is a land use plan designed to allow renewable energy development on least conflict public lands, and balance that with conservation and...

La Administración de Trump ha establecido el DRECP como su último objetivo: socavando el proceso público, ocho años de colaboración y compromiso, y amenazando nuestras tierras públicas. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down='']El DRECP - Plan de Conservación y Energía Renovable del Desierto - está destinado a ser el documento de planificación principal para la administración de la tierra en...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][qode_advanced_call_to_action enable_gradient_animation="no" icon_pack="font_awesome" icon="fa-pencil" cta_text="Prepare your own comments and submit to the BLM by Thursday, March 22nd." cta_link="desertlands.org/action"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE DESERT RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSERVATION PLAN (DRECP)   THE HISTORY The DRECP is a land use plan designed to allow renewable energy development on least conflict public lands, and balance that with conservation and...

The Trump Administration has set the DRECP as its latest target - undermining the public process, eight years of collaboration and compromise, and threatening our public lands. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down='']The DRECP - Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan - is meant to be the primary planning document for managing land use in the California Desert. It was...

My internship with the Amargosa Conservancy here in Shoshone has made my path cross with the paths of some rather interesting and eccentric people. In the second to last week of my internship, I spent a night doing something that put me in that “eccentric” category myself - I spent the night in a marsh babysitting a colony of voles....