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. In 2019 we celebrated our 50th Anniversary! If you share that vision, join us.
MBCA has sent a letter to San Bernardino County Land Use Services and the Countywide Plan Coordinator with concerns about the Environmental Justice Policy proposed as part of the Countywide Plan. The Plan is due for consideration at a September 17 Planning Commission meeting. Of special concern is why Lucerne Valley has not been designated an "Environmental Justice Focus Area" (EJFA), and why other communities that should qualify by state descriptions do not qualify for the same protections.
The County Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the Countywide Plan, including: the Policy Plan - goals, policies and maps; Business Plan – Governance Element and Implementation Plan; certification of the Final Program Environmental Impact Report; repeal 14 Community Plans; and recognize 35 new Community Action Guides. MBCA is concerned about many aspects of the plan as explained in our September 9 News Update. You can review this document from the County for details and to learn how to comment either before or during the Planning Commission meeting.
Dr. Richard Hazlett, Professor Emeritus of Pomona College, will describe the genesis and characteristics of the famous granitic rocks in the fascinating landscape of Joshua Tree National Park that entice rock climbers and nature lovers. He is the author with Dr. Dee Trent of Joshua Tree National Park Geology. Register for this Zoom lecture via a link from this Hi Desert Nature Center event page.
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