About Amargosa Conservancy

The Amargosa Conservancy, based in Shoshone, CA, works to ensure that the Amargosa Region in California is well managed by government managers and are assisted with that management. Through monitoring, restoration, trail building, invasive species removal, education and policy work, the organization is on the frontlines of working to ensure this fragile desert landscape is protected for future generations. Current projects include monitoring wilderness areas, working to establish trails to stretches of the Wild and Scenic Amargosa River and ensure that the river management plan protects the future of the river.

From the blog

  • 02.5.15

    Adventuring in the Amargosa: Working to Protect a Stunning California Region

      On January 20, 2015 Patrick Donnelly, Executive Director of the Amargosa Conservancy and Sam Goldman, California Program Director, Conservation Lands Foundation climbed the Ring Peak outside of the village of Shoshone in the BLM’s Nopah Wilderness. Patrick wrote this post describing their sunrise ascent. Many areas of the region … read more

  • 06.20.12

    The Escalante River and Removing Invasive Russian Olive Trees

    The Conservation Lands Foundation wants to help inspire people to become advocates for the National Conservation Lands. And for many people, that first step is often doing something—something physical where you’re outside, on the land and often happily getting dirty. The many organizations that are part of the Escalante River … read more

  • 10.11.11

    One-minute success stories from the Friends Rendezvous

    One of our favorite moments at the recent Friends Rendezvous in Indian Wells, CA actually consisted of several moments—when individual people stood up and told stories about their organization’s recent conservation successes, in one minute or less. Some of them were funny, poignant, even raucous. All were inspiring. They were … read more