Desert Survivors in Nevada's newest wilderness, The Wovoka, during an August 2015 car camp.
Trip leader Dave Oline described the Wovoka as, "A secret playa perched
at 7,700 ft, surrounded by a forested ridge." The trip
participants hiked to the top of the 9,544 ft. Bald Mountain for this
group photo. Desert Survivors sponsors trips to the wonderful
arid lands of North America. Become a member and join us in our
wilderness adventures. Photo: A.H. Cominos
& UPCOMING EVENTS
THE CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY WITH DESERT SURVIVORS AND OTHER
GROUPS CONVINCE THE BLM TO WITHDRAW APPROVAL OF EXPLORATORY DRILLING
FOR A GOLD MINE IN LAST CHANCE CANYON, KERN COUNTY
to environmental groups’ request for review, the California director of
the Bureau of Land Management has overturned the agency’s approval for
plans to develop the Dragonfly Placer gold mine in the Mojave Desert.
In reversing the
Ridgecrest Field Office’s decision to allow the mine, Jim Kenna agreed
with conservationists that impacts of the mine exploration proposal
were not adequately addressed. The proposed mining would harm
biologically and culturally important areas in the
El Paso Mountains, including rare wildlife in Red Rock Canyon State
Park and the Last Chance Canyon Area of Critical Environmental Concern,
which was established to protect significant cultural sites.
To learn more CLICK HERE for the Center For Biological Diversity press release.
THE FALL 2015 TRIP SCHEDULE IS HERE!
Fall brings shorter days and a cooling of temperatures in the
deserts. So lets back out there. We have car camps galore
with excursions to the Mid-Hills in the Mojave National Preserve and
Gold Butte in Clark County Nevada in September. In October our
Annual General Meeting will take place at Mission San Antonio de
Padua in Monterey County. Camping is NOT offered to the general public
at this site, hence a rare opportunity for Desert Survivors to be
surrounded by a part of our rich California history. Late-October
thru November we are sponsoring three terrific car camps: 1. To the
Volcanic Tablelands with its rich petroglyphs and Benton Hot Springs,
2. An artists trip to Death Valley, 3. A car camp to a proposed
national monument in the eastern-Mojave. The season will end with
our annual holiday party on December 5, 2015. Join us for the fun
of these trips and events. Please go to the TRIPS PAGE for more info.
To sign up and reserve your camping space by credit card please click here. To pay by check please print this form and mail it to Desert Survivors, P.O.Box 20991, Oakland, CA 94620-0991. Go to this page for a map and directions to Mission San Antonio De Padua from the Bay Area. For the latest event information, please go to desert-survivors.org. For info on the Mission San Antonio De Padua click here. Not a member of Desert Survivors? Go here to join up.
Minutes of Desert Survivors Board of Directors meetings available on line.
You can now read the Desert Survivors Board of Directors meetings minutes in pdf format by going to the DOCUMENTS PAGE.
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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