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.

Desert Survivors in the Arizona borderlands, near Mexico, on the Historic El Camino del Diablo during an April 2015 trip to the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.  Participants viewed the impacts of fences, vehicle barriers, and illegally created roads on fragile desert ecosystems. The Cabeza Prieta is one of the most endangered wildlife refuges.  Naturalist and Sonoran Desert advocate Fred Goodsell joined the trip and discussed what can be done to reduce these impacts.  Desert Survivors recognizes the ecological disasters "securing the border" has had on the deserts shared by Mexico and the U.S.   Become a Desert Survivors member and join us our mission to protect these precious lands.  Photo: A.H. Cominos

                   LATEST NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
                              THE SUMMER 2015 TRIP SCHEDULE IS HERE!
Summer has the highest temperatures of the year and most southern and low-elevation deserts are too hot for safe or comfortable visiting.  The high elevations are surprisingly temperate this time of year and Desert Survivors beats the heat by sponsors trips to desert mountain regions.  We have car camping trips with day hikes to the tops of King Lear Peak, NV, White Mountain and Telescope Peaks in California.  In August Dave Oline will lead a trip into Nevada's newest wilderness area: The Wovoka.  In September we are sponsoring car camps to The Mojave National Preserve and Gold Butte in Nevada.  We also celebrate the long days and warm weather of the season at  our annual summer picnic at the Marta Perry family ranch near Castro Valley, CA.  Join us for the fun at all of these events.  Please go to the TRIPS PAGE for more info.
         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.

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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