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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October 2015

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






7:00 PM –

8:00 PM

Old Schoolhouse LectureNick Clapp, “Lives of the Desert Shamans” ($5)

Old Schoolhouse Museum, 29 Palms


OCT 14

5:30 PM –

7:30 PM

MB Historical LectureJoe Zarki, “Some of the Rest of the Story” - JT National Park ($5)

Hi Desert Nature Museum


OCT 16

7:00 PM -

8:00 PM

Black Rock Lecture - Susan Lang reads from her new book, Sawtooth Complex. (free)

JTNP, Black Rock Visitor Center


OCT 17

8:30 AM -

1:00 PM

Desert Community Garden Day (free)

by the Desert Horticultural Society

The Living Desert, Palm Desert


OCT 21

6:00 PM - 

7:00 PM

Chris Clarke on “The Joshua Tree” at the Desert Horticultural Society (free)

Hoover Room. Living Desert, Palm Desert

Wednesday, NOV 11

5:30 PM –

7:00 PM

Morongo Basin Historical Society Lecture on Native Foods ($5)

Yucca Valley Community Center


NOV 13

7:00 PM –

8:00 PM

Old Schoolhouse Lecture Mark Jorgensen, Desert Bighorn Sheep ($5)

29 Palms Old Schoolhouse Museum


Click here to read a summary report of the "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