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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Transition Habitat Conservancy
Pinon Hills, CA 92372
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 and is 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. Watch our short video about our projectes at https://vimeo.com/user50153691
Recent Achievements and Plans
- We are going to apply for a Restoration Grant from the State of California. Click this link to get more information.
- Worked on and marked many trails 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
- In 2015 / 2016, THC partnered with the Bureau of Land Management and hydrologist, Andy Zdon, to undertake a massive survey of 417 known spring sites within the Ridgecrest, Barstow, and Needles BLM field office regions. Aside from a few springs located on Transition Habitat Conservancy, Mojave Desert Land Trust, and other privately owned springs, all of these springs were located on federal public land administered by the BLM. This story map (http://arcg.is/2gFCAw6) includes 33 springs which were selected in Mr. Zdon's final report as especially important and representative of the entire northern Mojave Region.
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.