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 river runs through it.  Desert Survivors take a lunch break along the Amargosa River in Death Valley National Park,
                                                February 2019.  The Amargosa River is an intermittent waterway, 185 miles long, and except for a small portion of its route,
                                                the river flows above ground only after a rainstorm or an unusually wet winter.  The winter of 2018-19 has been one of those
                                                years and water was coursing through this normally dry channel toward Badwater––the lowest point in North
                                                America––and to the delight of these desert explorers. Become a member of Desert Survivors and join us in our
                                                adventures along the Mojave waterways.

Photo: N. Blake

April is the month most Desert Survivors renew their memberships

If your membership is due, please CLICK HERE to pay by credit card.   
The cost is just $30. If you prefer regular mail, send your check to:
Desert Survivors, PO Box 20991, Oakland, CA 94620.


Winter and Spring are the best seasons to visit the desert and Desert Survivors is sponsoring a full roster of excursions to these special places.  We are sponsoring eight car camping trips in the first four months of the year.  We will be exploring Rainbow Basin/Black Canyon, the Amargosa River Basin, the Mecca Hills, Anza-Borrego, Death Valley and "The Trail of the Ancients" in New Mexico and Utah.  Marisa Seaman plans a tour of "Weird and Wonderful" art sites in the Southern California deserts. In May new trip-leader Paul Harris will head a backpack into Upper Paria River-area of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.  In June we will will be heading back to Utah for a rafting trip down the Yampa River.  Yay!   February is the month we will hold our annual Ground Hog Day party––this year in Emeryville, CA.   There are lot of trips in the works.  Sign up for many, and go often.  Happy Deserts!

For more information on these trips and events please go to our TRIPS PAGE.

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. To pay with a credit card, click here for membership, or here for donation 1995 - 2019 All Rights Reserved. Desert Survivors.