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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January 2017

(Note the new venue for our Annual Meeting: The Center for Healthy Generations.)



  • RENEWABLE ENERGY NEWS - January 11, 2017 - MBCA continues to keep an eye on California's Renewable Energy planning process.  In this letter crafted by our Board member Pat Flanagan, MBCA comments on concerns with the current planning process that, among other things, overlooks the extent of dust pollution created by excessive large-scale renewable energy projects. 
  • DESERT-WISE LANDSCAPE TOUR - 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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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. 
JAN 18
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Public Meeting Regarding Joshua Tree National Park Boundary (Eagle Mountain area).  Read the Final Study letter from JTNP Superintendent David Smith.
UC Riverside, Palm Desert
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert
JAN 18*
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council Meeting
(rescheduled from JAN 9)
Agendas and minutes can be accessed via the Third District Supervisor's MAC page
Joshua Tree Community Center
6171 Sunburst Street
Joshua Tree
JAN 19
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Hi Desert Nature Museum Brown Bag Lunch
Tasha LaDoux, PhD, Joshua Tree National Park
$5 donation, free for members
Hi Desert Nature Museum
57116 29 Palms Highway
Yucca Valley
JAN 20
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Black Rock Symposium
The Bell Center at
Copper Mountain College
6162 Rotary Way
Joshua Tree
JAN 28
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
MBCA’s Annual Meeting & Water Symposium:
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 2017-01-16 06:22:04 -0800
I can’t help saying it again. Thanks Sarah, for keeping us up to date on the challenges ahead in 2017. (1/15/2017)
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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