Desert Survivors is an affiliation of desert lovers committed to experiencing, sharing and protecting desert wilderness wherever we find it. We recognize the places we love to explore will not remain wild unless we give others the opportunity to experience them as we do and unless we remain vigilant and active in our efforts to monitor and preserve them.

                                                Desert Survivors in the Inyo Mountains Wilderness during the Salt Tram Fire Hazard Reduction Service Trip, October 2018
                                               The  Saline Valley Salt Tram was built in 1912 to transport salt 13.4 mi. over the Inyo Mountains to the Owens Valley. Last used in
                                               1935, its wood towers and steel machinery remain today as a National Register Historic Site. Small trees had taken root near the tram
                                                towers, making them susceptible to destruction in a wildfire. Along with a crew from Wild Corps., Desert Survivor volunteers helped
                                                restore firebreaks. It was a rewarding experience for the participants in one of the most beautiful places in the desert. Become a
                                                member of Desert Survivors and join us in our efforts to preserve our desert historic treasures.

Photo: Neal Cassidy


You can donate to Desert Survivors on-line with your credit card by going to this PAY PAGE.

To donate to Desert Survivors by check, please fillout THIS FORM and mail to:
                                                            Desert Survivors, P.O. Box 20991, Oakland, CA 94620-0991                                                               

Winter and Spring are the best seasons to visit the desert and Desert Survivors is sponsoring a full roster of excursions to these special places.  We are sponsoring eight car camping trips in the first four months of the year.  We will be exploring Rainbow Basin/Black Canyon, the Amargosa River Basin, the Mecca Hills, Anza-Borrego, Death Valley and "The Trail of the Ancients" in New Mexico and Utah.  Marisa Seaman plans a tour of "Weird and Wonderful" art sites in the Southern California deserts. In May new trip-leader Paul Harris will head a backpack into Upper Paria River-area of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.  In June we will will be heading back to Utah for a rafting trip down the Yampa River.  Yay!   February is the month we will hold our annual Ground Hog Day party––this year in Emeryville, CA.   There are lot of trips in the works.  Sign up for many, and go often.  Happy Deserts!

For more information on these trips and events please go to our TRIPS PAGE.

Desert Survivors as a public service. Desert Survivors is a 501(c)3 non-profit public-benefit organization based in Oakland, California. More than  95% of our revenue comes from membership dues and donations. We have no corporate sponsors. You can support our work by becoming a member for $30 per year (or more if you can). Non-member donations are also gratefully accepted. Send checks to Desert Survivors, PO. Box 20991, Oakland, CA 94620-0991. All donations are tax-deductible. To pay with a credit card, click here for membership, or here for donation 1995 - 2018 All Rights Reserved. Desert Survivors.