*The Sierra Club’s My Generation Campaign

Building a Coalition in the Inland Empire to Promote Local Clean Energy By Allen Hernandez From the June 2013 issue of Desert Report. Imagine rooftops throughout California covered with solar panels as far as the eye can see. Homes, schools, churches and businesses. Imagine producing your own energy, clean energy, saving money at the same time, […]

*The Birth Of Desert Magazine

What Happens When You Talk Around Campfires And Hike Up Desert Peaks By John Fraim From the June 2013 issue of Desert Report. “This is a land of illusions and thin air. The vision is so cleared at times that the truth itself is deceptive.” – John Van Dyke, The Desert (1901) In June of 1936, […]

*The Curiously Remarkable Spring Blooms Of 2013

Joshua Trees And Other Species Are Having A Spectacular Year By David Lamfrom From the June 2013 issue of Desert Report. A cultural phenomenon in the Desert Southwest occurs when those enamored with arid lands start optimistically accounting each rain or snow event from August to April. Each quarter inch brings us closer to a potential […]

*Mitchell Caverns Natural Preserve

Restoring Public Access to a Mojave Desert Masterpiece By Mark R. Faull From the June 2013 issue of Desert Report. In 1929, on the east-facing rise of a range known as the Providence Mountains, a part-time miner, named Jesse E. “Jack” Mitchell, was drawn to explore an intriguing earthen grotto, a wondrous cavern. Years before, […]

Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

An Overview of A Sweeping Proposal Impacting California’s Deserts By Shaun Gonzales From the June 2013 issue of Desert Report. John C. Van Dyke wrote in 1901 that the “desert has gone a-begging for a word of praise these many years.” The California desert may have its detractors that dismiss it as a wasteland, but […]

March 2013

New Rush For Rare Earth Elements CEQA: Environmental Protection Law Under Attack Tracking The Life Cycle Of The Mono Lake Gulls Desert Tortoises: Do They Have Enough To Survive? Invasive Species In Anza-Borrego State Park Desert Holdings of the UC Natural Reserve System Book Review: The Ordinary Truth by Jana Richman The Desert Magazine: There […]

December 2012

Nevada’s Pit Lakes: Wasted Water Managing Cultural Resources in Mojave Nat’l Preserve Ongoing Effort To Save The Salton Sea The Desert Trail: Mexico To Canada The Desert Connectivity Project Potential Health Impacts Of Wind Energy & Invisible Pollution When Solar Farms Replace Agricultural Farms Desert Hero: Marty Dickes Desert Hero: Sid Silliman Morongo Basin Conservation […]

September 2012

1 The Colorado River Delta: Present And Future 2 Las Vegas Valley’s Treasure Trove Of Ice Age Fossils 3 Fast, Furious, And Anonymous: Off-Road Vehicle Riders Violate The Law With Impunity 6 The Palo Verde Mesa: Sacrificed For Solar Energy 8 An Ill-Wind Blows In Ocotillo, California 12 The Death Of The California Desert 14 […]

June 2012

A New Threat To A Desert Species: Canine Distemper Recently Found In Desert Kit Fox Las Vegas’ Quest For Water Continues: Nevada State Engineer Issues Latest Ruling Will Footpaths Return To The Juniper Flats Area? San Bernardino Mountains Area Up Against Many Threats The Beginnings Of The Bureau Of Land Management: Public Lands And The […]

March 2012

The Old Spanish Trail: 21St Century Threats Transforming The Politics Of Big Solar Grazing On Public Lands: Another Perspective Elden Hughes 1931–2011 The Man And His Legacy Corralling California Poppies Black Lave Butte & Flat Top Mesa At Risk From Wind Project Sierra Club Supports Mandatory Wind Guidelines A Conservation Alternative For Ivanpah Valley Outings […]