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The Transition Habitat Conservancy is your local nonprofit land conservancy organization. We have over 6,000 acres of conservancy land in three different projects. One out next to the California Poppy Reserve, (2,000 acres), 4,000 acres out north east of Kramer Junction, Highway 395 and 58. In addition, we have 320 acres right here in Pinon Hills for your hiking and horseback riding pleasure. The Puma Canyon Ecological Reserve is off of Silver Rock road south of Sunny Slope. There are three entrances, on Sunny Slope, and two on Silver Rock Road. We are planning hiking and horseback riding trails and a beautiful park at 5,000 feet with an incredible view of the high desert. The park will have an amphitheater and picnic benches where we will host various events including educational presentations for groups. This land has been set aside for people to enjoy in its natural and pristine condition.
- We just acquired new properties in all three conservation areas. This means we are growing!
- Installation of new benches in Puma Canyon plus fences, signs, and kiosks.
- We are also growing by opening another office in Pinon Hills, and we have two new staff members.
- Installation of over 1900 route designation signs in a collaborative effort with the Friends of Jawbone in a Desert Wildlife Management Area.
- Protection of over 2000 acres in THC's Portal Ridge Landscape Linkages project.
- Marking of trails and restoration work with the BLM in the Black Mountain region.
Habitat fragmentation and disruption of wildlife movements are great threats to endangered species. Habitat loss and global climate change threaten the survival of large fractions of species. The northern slopes of the San Gabriel Mountains represent a transition zone allowing species and plants to migrate up and down the slopes to adapt to climatic changes. Numerous small streams convey runoff from the mountains, and recharge declining ground water levels resulting from the population growth in the western Mojave Desert.
Sheep Creek Wash
Flash flood in Sheep Creek Wash
Along Sheep Creek Wash, the most rapid infiltration occurs in upstream reaches near the mountain front.
Protect important natural resources, elevational transition zones, wildlife corridors, habitats, plants, animals, landscapes, streams, and view sheds along the San Gabriel mountains and in the Western Mojave Desert for future generations to enjoy.
All communities need local parks and natural areas where they can walk in nature and recover from the daily stresses in our lives. Park planning and protecting our natural resources is part of our responsibility to our children and grandchildren.