A Pilot Project

We are a group of residents and landowners working in partnership with the Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) to protect and enhance a 15 square mile section of north Joshua Tree, California.

Our ‘Coyote Valley’ area is a special place with tons of rural character, beautiful views, starry night skies and abundant wildlife. In fact, we are lucky to have a crucial wildlife corridor running through our area, which connects Joshua Tree National Park with open areas to the north.

As Stewards, we will adapt many of the conservation techniques used by Land Trusts on their conserved parcels for use on our private land in the Coyote Valley. Our goal is to enhance the conservation efforts of the MDLT (which has pCoyote Valley, Joshua Treerotected a large parcel at the center of our area), while also protecting our private landholdings from degradation.

This is a pilot project — which began in the Fall of 2015 — that we hope will become a model for a Land Trust/Private Landholder partnership that can bring neighbors together to get meaningful things done anywhere a Land Trust owns or protects large parcels of land. Please join our mailing list to follow our project as it unfolds.


Coyote Valley Project Area

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