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.

Installing a vehicle barrier in Joshua Tree National Park.  Desert Survivors volunteers pose before fence posts they planted in Berdoo Canyon during a January 2020 service trip.  Travel on Berdoo Canyon Road is legal, but off-highway-vehicle drivers will often break the law by traveling into the wilderness-designated side canyon that leads to the right in this photo.  Shortly after this picture was taken National Park personnel strung steel cable through the posts completing the barrier. Desert Survivors volunteers work to protect our deserts as wilderness.  Become a member and join us in our conservation endeavors.

The new year is here and the winter season with its cool temperatures makes the southern deserts suitable for wilderness adventures.   We are sponsoring several car camps, a service trip in Joshua Tree National Park, a desert backpack in Anza-Borrego and events in the Bay Area.   Keep checking this website and your email for new trips that may become available.  There are plenty of activities in the works.  We want you to be a part of them.  

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