Welcome to the Morongo Basin Conservation Association.  MBCA advocates for a healthy desert environment that nurtures our rural character, cultural wealth and economic well-being.   If you share that vision, join us.

May 2015


Special thanks to all the Hosts and Docents,

and to everyone who participated in the

 2015 Desert-Wise Landscape Tour.


Enjoy a few scenes from the Tour. . . . 












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April message from the President, Sarah Kennington:

As we move into Spring and become focused on final plans for the upcoming Desert Wise Landscape Tour, we want to take time to thank the many MBCA members and supporters who submitted comments and attended public meetings to share your opinion on developments in the Morongo Basin and the Mojave Desert.  Whether it was the DRECP, the San Bernardino County SPARC process, the Bowman solar project in Landers, the Alta Mira housing development, or any other issue that we have shared with you, our sincere thanks for getting involved.  Informing ourselves, our neighbors, our elected officials, and government agencies about the real consequences of their actions on our lives is essential to fulfilling MBCA’s goal of having “a healthy desert environment that nurtures our rural character, cultural wealth and economic well-being” here in the Morongo Basin.


Thank you!


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commented 2015-05-13 19:55:44 -0700
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Landscape Tour!
commented 2014-09-10 20:11:48 -0700
The new website is looking good!
commented 2014-09-09 11:23:41 -0700
Hey that’s an idea – when the units don’t sell as homes the developers can repurpose the project as a prison! The good news that we heard at the MAC meeting last night is that the public comment period has been extended 30 days. More time for us to get the word out & let folks know how important it is to express opposition to County Planning. This project certainly warrants a CEQA report to avoid the great potential for unfortunate impacts to the landscape & community we love and work to protect!
commented 2014-09-09 10:56:05 -0700
Site looks great. Let’s beat back the Altamira Project, we don’t need something that looks like a Minimum Security Prison on paper.
commented 2014-09-05 10:42:00 -0700
Great to know you’re with us, Tom! Pat Flanagan gets many gold stars for the work she did researching Alta Mira. That should get a lot of folks in the Basin’s attention and hopefully plenty of response to County Planning demanding that housing project is rejected.
commented 2014-09-04 10:50:04 -0700
Thanks for all you do for our community!
followed this page 2014-04-16 07:03:08 -0700
Morongo Basin Conservation Association
Looking after the environmental and economic health of the Morongo Basin since 1969