News Updates below provide information about recent threats to the desert's native plants, including the Joshua tree and the Dudleya ("liveforever"), pictured below.
Check your local water district website for helpful links.
View MBCA's 2020 Virtual Desert-Wise Landscape Tour to see and hear the experience of local residents in emphasizing native plants in their gardens and landscape. The 2021 Landscape Tour is also online.
City of Palm Desert Landscape Maintenance Guide (includes but not exclusively related to natives)
Chris Clarke's KCET article The Joshua Tree: Myth, Mutualism and Survival.