About Amargosa Conservancy
The Amargosa Conservancy is based in Shoshone, California and works to make the Amargosa region a priority for government land managers, and partners with them to accomplish goals of common interest.
In addition, the Amargosa Conservancy seeks to:
- Build support for the Amargosa Conservancy among local communities, political leaders at all levels, and others who love the Amargosa
- Control invasive species, gather data essential to understanding the Amargosa’s water resources, and partner with others to support economic sustainability consistent with conservation of the Amargosa
- Protect key conservation properties through acquisition of easements or outright purchase
Often called the “Crown Jewel of the Mojave Desert,” the Amargosa is the only free-flowing river in the Death Valley region of the Mojave, providing a rare and lush riparian area in the desert. The river was designated Wild and Scenic in 2009, making it part of the National Conservation Lands and one of California’s eight Wild and Scenic Rivers.
From the blog
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 6, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation and California Wilderness Coalition commended Representative Paul Cook (R-CA-8, Apple Valley) for his introduction of the California Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act of 2017. The bill is the House companion to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) California Desert Conservation and … read more
Throughout the month of October, Friends and partners in the California Desert hosted National Park Service Centennial events to celebrate 100 years of America’s iconic public lands, including some of the newest additions to the National Conservation Lands – the Sand to Snow and Mojave Trails National Monuments. These events … read more
NEWS RELEASE: Balanced California Desert Management Plan Promotes Renewable Energy While Permanently Protecting Key Landscapes
New California Desert Conservation Lands ensure the public can continue to explore and experience the best of the unspoiled California Desert Palm Desert, Calif. (September 14, 2016) — The Conservation Lands Foundation praised the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) release of the Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan (DRECP) today. … read more