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

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September 2016



our Desert-Wise Living Series Fall Lecture - 
"Moving Toward Community-Based Renewable Energy."
The presenters' Powerpoint slides are now available
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Recent "WINS"

* Read more about YOUR NEW NATIONAL MONUMENTS at 3newmonuments.org 

* For more information about the recent "desert victory" regarding the Soda Mountain Solar Project, please view our Renewable Energy page. 


MBCA's Calendar of Community Events

Here are some upcoming conservation-related desert events we think you might enjoy:  

Note 1: Some events do not yet have online links but links will be added when available. 
Note 2:  Events are FREE unless otherwise noted. 





SEP 27
10:00 AM
San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will vote on the Altamira Housing appeal
Covington Chambers
County Government Center
385 North Arrowhead Avenue
First Floor, San Bernardino
Or via videoconference at
County Government Center
6427 White Feather Road
Joshua Tree, CA
SEP 30
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
5 - Opening Reception
7 - Keynote Speaker Michael Newland of Sonoma State University
Hi Desert Nature Museum
57116 29 Palms Highway
Yucca Valley
OCT 15
10:30 – 11:30 AM
by Chris Clarke
No charge, but please register
Cactus Mart
49889 29 Palms Hwy.
Morongo Valley
NOV 13
10:30 – 11:30 AM
by Chris Clark
No charge, but please register
Cactus Mart
49889 29 Palms Hwy.
Morongo Valley
NOV 15
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Community Plan Workshop #2
Pioneertown Motel
5240 Curtis Rd.
NOV 16
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Morongo Valley
Community Plan Workshop #2
MV Community Services District
Senior Nutrition Room
1127 Ocotillo St.
Morongo Valley
NOV 17
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Homestead Valley
Community Plan Workshop #2
Yucca Mesa Community Center
3133 Balsa Ave.
Yucca Valley, CA


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Contact Information

PO Box 24, Joshua Tree, CA 92252


(760) 366-9862


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commented 2016-06-13 16:19:03 -0700
Thanks Sarah for keeping us up to date on all the important issues in the MB with your emails to the MBCA network………..
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
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