Transition Habitat Conservancy is a grassroots, non-profit organization that focuses on land acquisitions and habitat stewardship in the West Mojave. With the support of the local community, a dedicated board and staff, and successful partnerships with local, state and federal agencies, THC has acquired over 7,000 acres of important habitat and works to improve thousands of additional acres in Southern California.   

 Spring Bloom at our Portal Ridge Wildlife Preserve with the Tehachapi Mountains in the distance

Spring Bloom at our Portal Ridge Wildlife Preserve with the Tehachapi Mountains in the distance

Our Vision: By 2050, we will have protected several areas of ecological significance, including wildlife corridors and transition zones, within the West Mojave. We will also establish multiple natural parks in an effort to preserve hiker and equestrian access for people in the high desert communities so they may continue to enjoy our natural world and see for themselves these rich resources.

Protecting transition zones with elevational gradients, such as where the desert floor integrates with the mountain slope, may provide climate refugia opportunities for species of the desert.