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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New on our website:  List of local recycling centers.

June 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Desert-Wise Landscape Tour Essay Contest.  

Read all of the essays submitted on our Landscape Tour Page.







There are still a few wildflowers and cactus blooms to be seen in June. Reports have ended on the Joshua Tree National Park Wildflower Viewing page, but there are still some places listed in late May on the DesertUSA Wildflower page and the Wildflower Report page for the Theodore Payne Foundation.
And don't forget to keep an eye out for invasive plants and destroy them when possible.  See our extensive information about identifying desert invasive plants and how to deal with them. 




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. 







10:00 AM – NOON

County Supervisors Meeting:

Soda Mountain Solar Project is expected to be on the agenda.  Agenda will be posted here when available.

Covington Chambers

County Government Center

385 North Arrowhead Avenue

First Floor, San Bernardino


JUL 16

9:00 AM –


Sierra Club Big Bear Group

Xeriscape Garden Tour – 8 sites

Start at Eminger’s Mountain Nursery

41223 Big Bear Blvd.,

Big Bear Lake


JUL 21

6:30 PM

Local Meeting on the

County General Plan;

Details will be posted here when available.

Joshua Tree Community Center

6171 Sunburst Street

Joshua Tree


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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 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
Looking after the environmental and economic health of the Morongo Basin since 1969