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] 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...

[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...

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...