About Friends of the Desert Mountains

Friends of the Desert Mountains is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 1987 by concerned citizens in the Coachella Valley In California. The group’s mission is to acquire and preserve land in the Coachella Valley and surrounding mountains, and to support education, conservation and research in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.

From the blog

  • 04.26.17

    Conservation Lands Foundation’s Statement on So-Called Review of National Monuments

    Durango, Colo. (April 26, 2017) – In response to President Trump’s Executive Order on the review of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act, the Conservation Lands Foundation issued the following statement from John Wallin, Acting Executive Director: “This “review” of national monuments is a waste of time and money.  … read more

  • 02.6.17

    Press Release: Cook Bill Shows Bipartisan Cooperation, Commitment to Protecting California Desert

    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

  • 12.5.16

    Edison International is CLF’s Corporate Partner of the Year

    The staff and board members of the Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) are pleased to announce Edison International as our 2016 Corporate Partner of the Year. Douglas Bauder, Vice President, Operational Services, Chief Procurement Officer, accepted the award at a special dinner November 16 in Palm Springs, California. The award, given for the first time this … read more

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