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.

Hiking to the Citadel Ruins, in the proposed Bears Ears National Monument, Utah.   During a May 2016 car camp/backpack trip Desert Survivors explored a dozen ancient-American heritage sites as well as canyons, mesas, and red rock formations in southeast Utah.  These lands are considered sacred to Native Americans and 26 tribes have joined together asking President Obama to designate 1.9 million acres as a monument; thereby protecting it from destructive land uses, such as mining and irresponsible off-road vehicle use and by the rampant looting and destruction of archeological sites.  Desert Survivors supports the creation of the Bears Ears National Monument.   Become a member of Desert Survivors and join us in our excursions to beautiful and intriguing places in the desert and our efforts to preserve them for future generations.
Photo: Neal Cassidy

                               LATEST NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

(Sorry we are so late with this.)
Summer is here and the southern and low deserts are far too hot for safe exploration.  It is the season when Desert Survivors head out to high elevations and northern desert locations.  This July Dave Oline will lead a first time ever Desert Survivors fishing trip to Guano Creek in Lake County Oregon––just north of the Sheldon Preserve.  Please Note: This trip is for those who do not fish too.   Later in July, Jannet Schraer will lead a car camp from her ranch near Watsonville to the west entrance of Pinnacles National Park.  Bob Lyon leads three car camps along the fringes of the Owens Valley: 1. In the Sierras above Lone Pine 2. the White Mountains and 3. the Inyo Mountains.   In September Dave Oline will head back to the southern Oregon deserts for more fishing,  this time to Trout Creek.  Add to this mix the Sierra Club Desert Committee meeting and we have an active summer excursion agenda.  Please go to the TRIPS PAGE for more info on these trips.

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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