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").
We need your help for our new Vistor Center in the
Puma Canyon Ecological Reserve.
We need $196,000.
So far we have raised $160,000.
This can only happen with your help!
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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
- Worked on and marked many trails in the Puma Canyon Ecological Reserve. A kmz file is available to place on your phone (you need to install a GPS app)
- An AmeriCorps team is staying with us for 8 weeks and working on:
- Restoration and Tortoise surveys in the DWMA
- Remove miles of barbwire in the Portal Ridge Ecological Reserve
- Cleaning up, trail work, remove fencing, and adding a step-over in the Puma Canyon Ecological Reserve.
- We are making progress with our Accreditation process
- We are teaming up with experts to find new ways to save our tortoises in the DWMA
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.