Who We Are

Our Mission

Working toward a sustainable future for the Amargosa River and Basin through Science, Stewardship, and Education.

Borehole Spring, by Andy Zdon

A river in the desert.

Habitat for endangered species.

A community founded on eco-tourism.


Borehole Spring, by Andy Zdon

The Amargosa Conservancy
is dedicated to standing up
for the wilds, waters, and communities
of the scenic Amargosa Basin
and Eastern Mojave.

Dodge City Spring by Andy Zdon

Dodge City Spring, by Andy Zdon

Some of the ways we try to make that vision a reality
are through the implementing points of our mission:


  • Make the Amargosa a priority for government land managers, and partner with them to accomplish goals of common interest.
  • Build support for the Amargosa Conservancy in local communities and among others who love the Amargosa.
  • Facilitate community engagement in environmental policy-making and endangered species conservation.
  • Promote awareness and support for conservation in the Amargosa region among political leaders in California and Nevada who represent the region at the national (Congress), state (legislature), and county (supervisors) levels.
  • Control invasive species.
  • To gather essential data to gain a clearer understanding of the water resources of the Amargosa Basin.
  • Partner with others to support economic sustainability that protects the land, water, and beauty of the Amargosa.
  • Protect key conservation target properties in the Conservancy’s area of interest through acquisition of conservation easements or outright purchase.
  • Ensure sound organizational operations and structures.
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