News from the Mojave Desert Land Trust
Their most current e-newsletter--late August 2009:
Their campaign to save 955 acre near Nolina Peak on the north boundary of Joshua Tree National Park: http://www.mojavedesertlandtrust.org/quailmountain.html
Land Saved to Date: 16,105 acres and growing
Land Currently in Escrow: $1,080,000
Number of Parcels Acquired: 298
Dollars Invested Acquiring Land: $7,343,000----------
From the Executive Director
Your community Land Trust is paying attention to and responding to these threats through programs that acquire and conserve land, comment on Environmental Impact Reports (EIR's), steward and monitor lands we've already preserved, and restore land that has been impacted by dumping or other uses.
The Quail Mountain Project is an important and rare opportunity to purchase exquisite habitat and wildlife viewing areas in south Joshua Tree, next to our previous purchase, Nolina Peak. We have a limited period of time to complete the purchase before it goes back on the market for potential development. Have you ever seen a 30-foot waterfall in Joshua Tree? After a rain event, you'll have the opportunity, if we can save this important natural area.
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