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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December 2016


Copper Mountain College in snow, December 2008

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  • New date for MBCA's Annual Meeting and Conservation Program! Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the Center for Healthy Generations in Yucca Valley.  Following our Annual Meeting business and volunteer recognition, representatives of local water districts will provide information on "Water Management in the Morongo Basin."



  • Plan to attend the Desert-Wise Landscape Tour the weekend of April 22-23, 2017.



  • Look for a refreshed and improved version of this website early in 2017.
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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. 
7:00 PM
Old Schoolhouse Lecture
“The Hatch’s of Twentynine Palms” by Liz Meyer, daughter of
Bill and Ada Hatch
$5 donation
The Old Schoolhouse Museum
6760 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms
JAN 11
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Morongo Basin Historical Association Lecture
“Castle Mountain National Monument:  The Newest National Park Service Desert Landscape” by Seth Shteir, National Park Conservation Association
$5 donation
Hi Desert Nature Museum
57116 29 Palms Highway
Yucca Valley
JAN 13
7:00 PM
The Old Schoolhouse Lecture
“Pioneering Women of the Morongo Basin” by Pat Rimmington
$5 donation
The Old Schoolhouse Museum
6760 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms
JAN 28
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
and program:
"Water Management in the Morongo Basin"
Center for Healthy Generations
57121 Sunnyslope Dr.
Yucca Valley
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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
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