Transition Habitat Conservancy
Our mission: Transition Habitat Conservancy protects areas of critical habitat, transition zone and wildlife corridor ecosystems and their scenic, agricultural, and cultural resource values in the West Mojave Desert. We participate in programs improving our knowledge of the Mojave Desert ecosystem. We also provide education about the fragile and inspirational nature of our desert plants, animals, and ecosystems to connect people to nature.

Short video about a hike in our Puma Canyon Ecological Reserve by Scott Brown.

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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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We need your help for our new Vistor Center in the
Puma Canyon Ecological Reserve
We need $196,000.
So far we have raised $154,000.
This can only happen with your help!


A new way of protecting critical wildlife habitat in the desert. Click here.

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

Special Events

Transition Habitat Conservancy and the Bureau of Land Management will be hosting our 3rd Annual Outreach Event on Saturday January 16th and Sunday January 17th in the High Desert, about 10 miles from Kramer Junction (Hwy 58 and Hwy 395). Please click here for more information.

Transition Zones 

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.

Our goal

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.


Transition Habitat Conservancy created a video describing our Pinon Hills project and another video explaining the benefits of the California SB34 Advanced Mitigation program to facilitate project mitigation
actions for certain proposed renewable energy projects in Southern California.

Transition Habitat Conservancy is now Approved by the California Department of Fish and Game to hold mitigation lands and conservation easements. Call for more information:
760 868 5136.

Transition Habitat Conservancy can prepare and hold Agricultural Conservation Easements.

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