Places We Protect

Mojave Desert


Group of people sitting atop a large sand dune in a desert setting with rugged mountains in the distance.
Kelso Dunes Kelso Dunes in Mojave National Preserve, California. © Dave Lauridsen

Our goal is to encourage the development of clean energy while protecting the desert’s ecology.

One Cool Place | An Ode to the Amargosa (1:30) Excerpts from a poetic tribute to the Amargosa Desert River by Dr. Sophie Parker.
The Secrets of the Mojave (6:47) Join two scientists on an expedition of epic proportions! TNC's Sophie Parker and Michael Clifford led a team of experts from across the life sciences on an unforgettable journey at TNC’s Atwood Preserve in the Mojave Desert. Their goal: identify as many species as possible in just 48 hours.

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