Interns with the Women In Science Discovering Our Mojave program spent a year studying night sky quality. Their findings provide a new baseline of data about the Mojave Desert.

By Mary Cook-Rhyne, Education Coordinator, Mojave Desert Land Trust

Between September 2020 and October 2021, a total of six interns participated…

By Lauren Alba, Women In Science Discovering Our Mojave intern

After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Environmental Studies and Geography, I am driven to be an advocate for the environment, to help cultivate an interest in STEM in younger generations through teaching and mentorship, and ultimately to pursue…

How to identify native and non-native seedlings popping up in the high desert this summer

Text and photos by Madena Asbell, Director of Plant Conservation Programs, Mojave Desert Land Trust

If you live in the high desert, you have probably noticed the landscape has become unusually green recently.

Monsoonal rains across the Mojave Desert this summer have led to the germination of summer annuals like…

WISDOM interns discovered the darkest spot in the western portion of Mojave Trails National Monument. A new group is continuing that quest for the entire monument.

By Mary Cook-Rhyne, MDLT Education Coordinator and program manager of the Women in Science Discovering Our Mojave (WISDOM) program.

Research by WISDOM interns has…

Mojave Desert Land Trust book club

Black authors on science, conservation, and the environment

June 19th — Juneteenth — commemorates the day the last enslaved people were emancipated in the United States in 1865, although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed January 1, 1863. …

Help support the Mojave Desert’s unique biodiversity by landscaping with desert natives

With environmental threats like habitat loss and climate change upon us, our beloved wildlife and pollinators will appreciate the sanctuary of your yard. We can all try to cultivate an arid oasis. As native plants are well-adapted to this climate and soil, they require less water and don’t require fertilizers…

Mojave Desert Land Trust

The Mojave Desert Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization protecting lands with natural, scenic, and cultural value within the Mojave Desert.

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