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.

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February 2016 

We're still excited about the highly successful Annual Meeting and Local Energy Symposium, and how much we learned about the possibilities of community energy choices for the Morongo Basin.

Read KCDZ 107.7 radio's story on the Energy Symposium

Read the Hi Desert Star article about the event.

Go to our Annual Meeting page to view three speaker presentations and additional articles about CCAs.



We are also hopeful about the designation of National Monuments based on Senator Feinstein's request to President Obama.  Read this recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle.



As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity, your membership and donations to MBCA are tax-deductible.  Click on our Membership page for renewal or new membership via PayPal or credit card.  Thank you for supporting conservation in the Morongo Basin! 

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






Until SAT

FEB 20





Hi Desert Nature Museum Display:

Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers” FREE


Hi-Desert Nature Museum

Yucca Valley Community Center

57116 29 Palms Hwy



FEB 10


5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Morongo Basin Historical Society lecture,"Reptiles of the Morongo Basin"

Robert Black, herpetologist

$5 donation requested.


Hi-Desert Nature Museum

Yucca Valley Community Center

57116 29 Palms Hwy


FEB 10


1:00 PM

Brown Bag Lunch at the Hi Desert Nature Museum, “The Secret World of Bats”

Dustin Brewton, UC Riverside

Hi-Desert Nature Museum

Yucca Valley Community Center

57116 29 Palms Hwy




FEB 19


7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Black Rock Lecture

“Balancing Preservation & the Visitor Experience” by Jay Theurer, JTNP Ranger



Black Rock Campground

Ranger Station



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Water is still much on our minds.  

Click here to read a summary report of September's "Water In Dry Times" event and to access presenters' presentations.


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Contact Information

PO Box 24, Joshua Tree, CA 92252


(760) 366-9862


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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