Desert Survivors is an affiliation of desert lovers committed to experiencing, sharing and protecting desert wilderness wherever we find it. We recognize the places we love to explore will not remain wild unless we give others the opportunity to experience them as we do and unless we remain vigilant and active in our efforts to monitor and preserve them.

A beautiful petroglyph somewhere in the Mojave Desert during a February 2014 Desert Survivors backpack.  Due to the recent theft and desecration of ancient American rock-art sites, anthropologists and public land managers no longer give out  their locations.  Desert Survivors trip leaders and members know of hundreds of places where these treasures can be found.   Desert Survivors sponsors trips to beautiful and intriguing places in the American deserts including archeological sites. Become a member and join us on our wilderness adventures.  Photo: A.H. Cominos.

Latest News & Upcoming Events

The full line-up of springtime desert trips is now posted on the
Trips Page..  We are sponsoring
backpacks to the
Sespe Wilderness, San Gorgonio Wilderness and the Inyo Mountains.   The Car Camps include excursions to
Joshua Tree N.P., King Lear Peak and the North Jackson Mountains in Nevada.
Desert Survivors will take part in the Earth Day Bay Festival on the Berkeley shore followed by our traditional Earth Day party.
Our summer picnic will be held on the longest day of the year––the sumer solstice, June 21, 2014.
You will not want to miss out these desert adventures and events!



Saline Valley Warm Springs soaking pool.                                                                       Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Death Valley National Park is asking for public comment on five possible plans for the management of the Saline Valley Warm Springs.  The plans are titled, No Action Alternative, Minimum Management Alternative, Community Engagement Alternative, Recreational Management Alternative and Restorative Alternative. The park service is asking for public response via email, regular mail and at three public meetings being held in early-February 2014 in Furnace Creek, Lone Pine and Ridgecrest, California.  To get all the information about the public comment process and descriptions of the various managment plans please go to this National Park Service website.  Desert Survivors encourages all interested people to participate in this quirey.  This public comment period has been extended to April 27, 2014.

Please check back to this website for any additional Desert Survivors trips and events that may be added to our schedule.

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This website is maintained by Desert Survivors as a public service. Desert Survivors is a 501(c)3 non-profit public-benefit organization based in Oakland, California. More than 95% of our revenue comes from membership dues and donations. We have no corporate sponsors. You can support our work by becoming a member for $30 per year (or more if you can). Non-member donations are also gratefully accepted. Send checks to Desert Survivors, PO. Box 20991, Oakland, CA 94620-0991. All donations are tax-deductible.

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