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.

                                                Illegal vehicle trespassing into the Rainbow Basin Natural Area.  In January 2019 Desert Survivors hiked into Owl
                                                Canyon in the Mojave, where they were dismayed to find motorcycle tracks on the pristine desert land.  This vehicle
                                                intrusion occurred at a time when land managers were not on the job due to the federal government shutdown.  During the
                                                35 day period when funding for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service lapsed, desert public lands
                                                seemed to be the hardest hit by vandals and and wanton off-road vehicle encroachments into protected wilderness.  The
                                                Desert Survivors trip participants provided this photo and others documenting this illegal activity.  Become member of Desert
                                                Survivors and join us in our efforts to preserve this treasured wilderness.

Photo: N. Blake

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 - 2019 All Rights Reserved. Desert Survivors.