Recommended Websites

Joshua Tree National Park

Our National Park is key to the environmental and economic health of the Morongo Basin.

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park Association

Desert Institute

Desert Institute YouTube Channel

Friends of Joshua Tree

National Parks Conservation Association      


Public Lands in the Desert Region

Proposed Chuckwalla National Monument and
expansion of Joshua Tree National Park

Official agency sites: 

Sand-to-Snow National Monument - BLM - Forest Service

Mojave National Preserve

Mojave Trails National Monument

Castle Mountains National Monument

Anza Borrego Desert State Park

Indian Canyons and Palm Canyon (Tribal lands)

Santa Rosa San Jacinto Mountains National Monument 


Conservation and Education Organizations in the Morongo Basin

These non-profit groups have a mission related to MBCA’s, preserving and supporting our natural desert environment, and educating and engaging residents in the well-being of our community.

Andromeda Society

California Desert Coalition

Community ORV Watch

Joshua Tree Astronomy Arts Theater

Mojave Desert Land Trust

Sky's the Limit Observatory and Nature Center 

Twentynine Palms Astronomy Club

The Wildlands Conservancy

Friends of Big Morongo Canyon Preserve

Hi Desert Nature Museum


Regional and California Conservation and Educational Organizations

These non-profit groups support desert conservation and preservation.

Friends of the Desert Mountains

Friends of the Inyo

South Coast Wildlands

Basin and Range Watch

Mojave Desert Blog

Protect California Deserts (proposed Chuckwalla National Monument)

California Naturalist Blog (Dr. Cam Barrows of UC Riverside)


National Conservation and Educational Organizations

These non-profit groups are often engaged in issues affecting the Mojave Desert.

Native American Land Conservancy

Center for Biological Diversity

Defenders of Wildlife

National Parks Conservation Association

Conservation Lands Foundation

The Wilderness Society

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance


Desert Science Education

Learn more about the science of the desert through these sites.

California Native Plant Society, Mojave Chapter

KCET (Public Radio) Environment section

South Coast Wildlands

Calflora (for researching plants)

Mojave Environmental Education Consortium


Morongo Basin Water Districts

Lots of water conservation information at these sites!

Bighorn Desert View Water Agency

Hi-Desert Water District

Joshua Basin Water District

Twentynine Palms Water District

Mojave Water Agency

Golden State Water Company (Morongo Valley)


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