Senator Feinstein's Direct Email Page
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Senator Padilla's Contact Page
136 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Morongo Basin Congressional Representative
Obernolte's Hesperia District Office
Gavin Newsom, Governor
Chad Mayes, Assemblyman, 42nd District
Mayes' District Office
Thurston "Smitty" Smith, Assemblyman, 33rd District
Assemblyman Smith's Direct Email Page
State Capitol Building, Room 4015
Sacramento, CA 91249
Smith's District Office
9700 7th Avenue, Suite 227
Hesperia, CA 92345
Shannon Grove, State Senator 16th District
Grove's District Office
Dawn Rowe, 3rd District Supervisor
MDLT's Native Plant Seeds
Unique Landscape and Cactus*
GDNC Cactus and Plant Nursery
Adam Hall’s Plant Nursery
Moller’s Garden Center
Tree of Life Nursery
Moosa Creek Nursery
Theodore Payne Foundation
Also, the California Native Plant Society provides a statewide map of native plant nurseries of all kinds (with links). Some of these, such as Las Pilitas, cater to our area with mail order plants.
*Supporters of MBCA’s Desert-Wise Landscape Tour
Hot Purple Energy
CA Licensed Contractor #940550
email: [email protected]
Morongo Basin Conservation Priorities Map and Report
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.
Clicking on the map below will connect you with an interactive map developed from the report that portrays the Morongo Basin's conservation values parcel by parcel.
Support for this project was provided by the Sonoran Institute. Both public input and conservation science were used to develop this information-rich document. The report provides 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 in the Morongo Basin is the San Bernardino County Solid Waste Management page.
+ The Household Hazardous Waste site for the Morongo Basin is located at 62499 Twentynine Palms Highway, just west of the Transportation/Flood Control Building. Until August 2021, the site will be open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 9AM to 1PM. Beginning in August, the site will be open only the 3rd Saturday of each month. More information can be found in the County Fire Department brochure.
+ 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."