mojave desert land conservation
A woman using binoculars in the Mojave desert.

MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST

REWILDING PALISADES RANCH

We collaborated with the Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) to help spread the word about one of their biggest and most important projects to date. MDLT is taking on the amazing task of rewilding Palisades Ranch for many different reasons. Palisades Ranch is a rare gem of rich habitat and biodiversity with so much ecological value for the west Mojave region. Palisades Ranch supports approximately 10 vegetation communities that collectively contain 191 plant species.

A man picking up a plant near the Mojave River.
A group of people carrying tires in the Mojave desert.
An aerial view of the Mojave desert landscape.

Palisades Ranch is one of the few locations along the Mojave River where water flows above ground year-round. Perennial surface flow of the Mojave River through the property helps support habitat for 39 special status species.

A group of people standing near the Mojave River in a dirt field.
Two men standing on a dirt road near the Mojave River.
Two birds perched on top of a bare tree near the Mojave River.
A desert landscape with trees and cliffs in the background, set along the Mojave River.

Restoring Palisades Ranch will be a large effort that will require support from the public, resource agencies, and other partner organizations. Restoration plans include restoring the historic floodplain of the river, restoring riparian habitat, particularly in the former alfalfa field, creating native pollinator gardens and pedestrian paths, and creating a tui chub pond.

SOCIAL MEDIA CLIP

The trees along the Mojave River are bare.
A man is standing in the middle of a Mojave canyon.
A biologist in a hat exploring biodiversity in the Mojave River.

ADDITIONAL PROJECTS

WE WORK WITH FARMERS, LAND TRUSTS, INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ACADEMICS, HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES, ARTISTS, ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND THE OCCASIONAL SOCIAL IMPACT BRAND, JUST TO NAME A FEW.


MARINE MICROBIAL ECOLOGY GROUP


Three women standing in the desert at night with masks on.

WOMEN IN SCIENCE DISCOVERING OUR MOJAVE


A woman in a blue dress standing next to a tree.

AVI KWA AME