Located in northeastern San Bernadino county in Eastern California, the Kingston Range and Wilderness partially drain into the Amargosa Basin. The 7000+ ft peaks rise in the distance to the southeast of Shoshone and Tecopa. Though there are many ways to access the Kingstons, we approached from Tecopa, past the turnoff to China Ranch and continuing up into the California Valley...

Some might believe this is just a blown and barren land, but the Amargosa River has created an oasis in the desert. My workdays here in the Mojave Desert revolve around water: I spend every day outside and my work week starts and ends in muck boots. As an AmeriCorps intern through the Student Conservation Association (SCA), my role at...

It felt a bit like the country mouse visiting his city cousins this week, as our Executive Director Patrick Donnelly ventured across the continent to Washington, D.C., to attend a celebratory reception at the Department of Interior for the new California Desert National Monuments. Senator Dianne Feinstein delivered impassioned remarks, commemorating the decades-long fight to protect desert landscapes, and Secretary...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]The Death Valley Superbloom continues! In the last couple weeks it has even expanded - growing further north in the valley, and extending further into the Shoshone side of the Amargosa Basin. With a little bit of hunting, the flower enthusiast can find many treats within the grand displays of gold. Our director, Patrick, went out with friends to search for...

February 11, 2016   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:    Patrick Donnelly, Executive Director. patrick@amargosaconservancy.org; 760.428.8653   AMARGOSA CONSERVANCY APPLAUDS PRESIDENT OBAMA’S PLAN TO DESIGNATE CALIFORNIA DESERT NATIONAL MONUMENTS Historic Move Will Protect Public Lands for Wildlife, Historic Resources, Communities   Shoshone, CA - The Amargosa Conservancy joins residents and community leaders across the California desert today in celebrating the news that President Obama plans to designate three new national monuments...

By Jayna Sames February 2016 “I didn’t bring my hip waders. I thought I was moving to the desert!” I jokingly responded to the two other interns, Abby and Anne, as I walked through the conservancy doorway soaking wet in short sleeves, shorts, and dripping Keen sandals. I had returned from an excursion to the Shoshone pupfish ponds where I was given...

Sadly, last weekend we had to cancel our planned wildflower walk due to strong winds and other inclement weather. The storm was beautiful as it came through Shoshone, but destructive as it tore down one of the greenhouses for our three-square bulrush nursery. On the plus side though, we got more rain! This increases the likelihood that we will see a grand...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Amargosa Conservancy in the News [vc_separator type='small' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down=''][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]The early spring bloom in Death Valley and the Amargosa Basin brought a lot of attention to the Amargosa Conservancy. Several large media outlets picked up the story. Follow along here! Executive Director Patrick Donnelly interviews with KNPR, Nevada Public Radio's State of Nevada show. Las Vegas Review Journal about...

It may be a few months early, but wildflower season has begun! There is little more exciting to desert lovers than the beginnings of wildflower season. The classic desert “green fuzz” of small grasses yields to the denser green mats of basal rosettes which eventually burst forth with color. Hillsides that may have appeared sparsely vegetated with creosote or bursage or...

For Immediate Release: October 13, 2015 Contact: Patrick Donnelly, Executive Director. 760.852.4339 or patrick@amargosaconservancy.org   SOUTHERN INYO COUNTY COMMUNITY MEMBERS TRAVEL TO WHITEWATER PRESERVE IN SUPPORT OF NATIONAL MONUMENTS   (Shoshone, CA) – Ten residents of Southern Inyo County are making the 250 mile one-way journey to Whitewater Preserve near Palm Springs, California, to participate in a listening session with Senator Dianne Feinstein, Obama administration officials, and other...