Transition Habitat Conservancy
Our mission: Transition Habitat Conservancy protects transition zone and wildlife corridor ecosystems and their scenic, agricultural, and cultural resource values in the West Mojave Desert. We provide education about the fragile and inspirational nature of our desert plants, animals, and ecosystems to reconnect people to nature.

We need your help. Please send us your gift. Become a member or volunteer. To join send e-mail to
Jill Bays
. We need your help!

Short video about a hike in our Puma Canyon Ecological Reserve with goats 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 donation ("Donate").

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

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.

Recent Achievements

Transition Zones 

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.

Our goal

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.


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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