Attend 25th anniversary events taking place throughout the California Desert.
Get the 25 Years template resolution you can easily adapt for your municipality.
Take action to help secure the support of your city government.
The 1994 California Desert Protection Act created Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks, Mojave National Preserve, and 69 wilderness areas.
The Act catalyzed 25 years of desert conservation measures which have brought enormous benefits to the region, including millions of acres specifically for recreation and conservation use. These include national monuments, National Conservation Lands identified through the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, and wild and scenic rivers.
In the 25 years since the Act, the desert has thrived. Communities have enjoyed a new economy built on tourism and recreation, wildlife is becoming more abundant, and residents and visitors alike can experience wide-open expanses of solitude and stillness, just hours from huge metropolitan areas.
These protected lands draw millions of visitors from all over the world each year, bolstering local economies and creating jobs.
This anniversary is an important occasion to appreciate the public lands we enjoy in the California Desert. Without the last 25 years of desert conservation we might not be able to experience these areas as we do today.