We are a strong organization with expertise in many fields. We are working on several projects in Southern California. You can make a difference. Please donate. You can use the buttons below or send a check to the address at the end of this page. We offer two subscription options: Monthly donations ("Subscribe") and Single donations ("Donate").
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The Transition Habitat Conservancy is your local nonprofit land conservancy. We have about 6,800 acres of conservancy land in three different project locations. One is located close to the California Poppy Reserve of about and we have currently protected about 2,400 acres. The second project protects 4,200 acres- northeast of Kramer Junction. The third project protects 320 acres at this time and is located right here in Pinon Hills.
Recent Achievements and Plans
We continously acquire new properties in all three conservation areas. This means we are growing fast!
We are installing benches in Puma Canyon.
We created trails in Puma Canyon. They will be maintained between November and April of each year.
We installed over 2000 route designation signs in a collaborative effort with the Friends of Jawbone and the BLM in a Desert Wildlife Management Area. We are in the process of installing new kiosks.
We protected over 2400 acres in THC's Portal Ridge project.
In a collaborative effort with the BLM and FOJ we marked trails and completed extensive restoration work in the Black Mountain region.
We are in the process of studying all the springs in the Mojave desert on BLM lands.
We added a new director: Ken Holbrook.
We are in process of getting accreditated by the Land Trust Alliance.
Habitat fragmentation and disruption of wildlife corridors are great threats to wildlife. Habitat loss and global climate change threaten the survival of large numbers of species. 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 gradients, wildlife corridors, habitats, plants, animals, landscapes, streams, and view sheds between the desert and the 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 are part of our responsibility to our children and grandchildren.