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...

Who is the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe? The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe consists of close to 300 tribal members, 30 to 35 of whom reside in the Timbisha Indian Village.  The General Council is the governing body of the tribe, which consists of all tribal members age 16 years of age and older.  The General Council elects a Tribal Council every two years. ...

  Hide and Seek River The Amargosa River is over 175 miles long and often is called the “hide and seek” river because of its inclination to travel underground, occasionally resurfacing to create lush oases surrounded by a harsh dry desert environment. Theses oases are isolated from one another, and, as a result, each one provides unique habitats for species that are...

Independence, CA On Wednesday, the Inyo County Planning Commission voted 5-0 in favor of a recommendation on the Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment (REGPA) which would drastically reduce the footprint of utility-scale solar energy across the landscape. The Commission recommended limiting solar development in Inyo County to facilities of less than 20 MW, just a small fraction of the size of industrial-scale facilities currently in...

[caption id="attachment_327" align="alignleft" width="300"] Looking across the Silurian Valley. The Avawatz Mountains and Salt Creek as viewed from the recently denied solar project site.[/caption] The Silurian Valley, a vast expanse of creosote scrub and sand dunes surrounded by rugged mountain ranges, has become a flashpoint in the debate about utility-scale solar in the California desert. Spanish energy giant Iberdrola proposed a...