Unique Landscape and Cactus*
56637 Twentynine Palms HIghway
(760) 365-1511 (no website)
GDNC Cactus and Plant Nursery
Desert Hot Springs
Adam Hall’s Plant Nursery
Moller’s Garden Center
Tree of Life Nursery
Moosa Creek Nursery
Valley Center, CA
(and partner nurseries in Riverside-see website)
Theodore Payne Foundation
[A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit]
Sun Valley, CA
*Supporters of MBCA’s Desert-Wise Landscape Tour
Morongo Basin Congressional Representative
Morongo Basin Conservation Priorities Report and Interactive Map
Between 2008 and 2010, the Morongo Basin Open Space Group convened dozens of Morongo Basin residents in multiple workshops and discussion groups concerning long-term conservation and development planning in the Basin. Its printed product was the Morongo Basin Conservation Priorities Report which represents the collected perceptions of the Open Space Group participants plus a lot of related scientific data.
Support for this project was provided by the Sonoran Institute. Both public input and conservation science were used to develop these information-rich documents.
The report and interactive map together provide a comprehensive picture of which areas of the Morongo Basin are considered by its residents to be particularly worth conserving, and which areas may be more suited to development, and why.
Joshua Tree National Park
Our National Park is key to the environmental and economic health of the Morongo Basin.
Public Lands in the Desert Region
(official agency sites)
Indian Canyons and Palm Canyon (Tribal lands)
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.
Regional and California Conservation and Educational Organizations
These non-profit groups support desert conservation and preservation.
National Conservation and Educational Organizations
These non-profit groups are often engaged in issues affecting the Mojave Desert.
Desert Science Education
Learn more about the science of the desert through these sites.
Calflora (for researching plants)
Morongo Basin Water Districts
Lots of water conservation information at these sites!
Golden State Water Company (Morongo Valley)
*Thanks to an environmental science teacher and her students affiliated with the Old Louisville Student Conservation Association for contacting us during an internet project and making this suggestion!
+ A valuable source of information for waste and recycling issues is the San Bernardino County Solid Waste Management page.
+ Take a look at this chart to see how long these commonly discarded items take to decompose.
+ The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center recycles tons of materials each year, including commonly recycled materials but also the residue of its training operations. This flyer (PDF) explains how they recycle "range residue."
+ Thanks to the Town of Yucca Valley for this list of Morongo Basin recycling centers.