After a few hectic weeks, the Amargosa Conservancy interns are getting back to their normal routine. We spent most of this week back at Sperry Wash, where we eliminated several incursions (tracks in areas where there should be no off-route travel) and also braved some vicious sandstorms. Since Rhyan and Alison were at the Afton Canyon outreach event last Sunday (see...

[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]- By Alison Cercy On a weekend in March, we welcomed the Great Old Broads for Wilderness to our restoration worksites in Sperry Wash. The worksites were planned out, all of our tools were packed and sorted, the temperature had increased a solid ten degrees, and we were eager to meet the Broads and...

[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]-By Rhyan Schicker The morning of Saturday, March 25th, the campground in Afton Canyon Natural Area was full of excitement. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness=2' up='' down='']Staff from the Amargosa Conservancy, BLM, Sierra Club, and Leave No Trace completed final preparations for the arrival of the campers. We were hosting a weekend of camping...

[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] As they days lengthen in the Amargosa Basin, some spring flowers are starting their show. While it's not the great super-bloom of last year, for those willing to go explore there are plenty of treasures to find out there! Some of our favorite places to go searching for flowers include Sperry Wash , the Ibex...

In partnership with the Hispanic Access Foundation, the Amargosa Conservancy has been leading trips to Afton Canyon, in the new Mojave Trails National Monument. Many groups throughout the California desert are trying to provide information and access to the beautiful lands that belong to all citizens of United States. On National Public Lands Day [always the last Saturday in September, so this...

From our not-so-forgotten corner of the Mojave desert: Two of our major areas of work were featured in a series on climate change produced by the Desert Sun and distributed via USA Today! [caption id="attachment_1651" align="aligncenter" width="499"] Our beloved vole featured among species threatened by changing climate.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1654" align="aligncenter" width="493"] Mapping and collecting data on springs and water flow across the Mojave and...

In late November of 2015 our Student Conservation Association AmeriCorps intern Abby Mattson set about planning a greenhouse nursery in which to grow native three square bulrush (Schoenoplectus americanus). In the long run, this cultivated bulrush would be used in habitat restoration for the endangered Amargosa vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis), which absolutely relies on this native plant as its food...

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...

[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...

[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...