Who We Are

Our Mission

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

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
working towards a sustainable future for the Amargosa Basin through science, stewardship and advocacy.

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 and its work in local communities and among others who love the Amargosa Basin.
  • Facilitate community engagement in environmental policy-making and endangered species conservation.
  • Promote awareness and support for conservation in the region among political leaders in California and Nevada who represent the region at the national (Congress), state (legislature), and county (supervisors) levels.
  • Work toward invasive species management.
  • To gather essential data to gain and disseminate 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 Basin.
  • Protect key conservation target properties in the Conservancy’s area of interest by facilitating acquisition of conservation easements or outright purchase.
  • Ensure sound organizational operations and structures.
  • Work with others to address National and Regional issues which will impact the Amargosa Basin.
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