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 Oil Painting in Death Valley, February 2018. Artist and naturalist Laura Cunnningham took Desert Survivors to Death Valley for lessons on plein air painting.  Here the students and Laura (top row, waving) show off their work.  About the trip student Judy Kendall wrote, "Laura graced us with her kind, gentle instruction just at the right level."  Desert Survivors sponsors eductional activities that champion the desert. Become a member of Desert Survivors and learn more about these lands and perhaps yourself. Photo: Lexine Alpert


Winter is here and it is prime time to enjoy the desert  We are sponsoring a car camps to Death Valley, Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada and Red Rock Canyon/Last Chance Canyon in CA.  In February Laura Cunningham will co-lead a plein air landscape painting trip to Death Valley.  After 7 years of being closed, Mitchell Caverns in the Providence Mountains has just reopened and we are going there.  In March we will join a service project at the Desert Tortoise Preserve.  In the Bay Area, we are sponsoring a March 2018 tour of the Ruth Bancroft Garden where we will checkout its awesome collection of water-conserving plants.  Of course it is not a proper winter for Desert Survivors without our Groundhog Day party.  Save the date: Saturday, February 3rd!

We have plenty of desert to experience this winter.  Please join us for our adventures.
For more information 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.