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 on Amboy Crater in the proposed Mojave Trails National Monument, November 2015.   These rugged volcanic lands are part of a conservation project that would create a 941,000 acre recreation and wildlife corridor between Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave National Preserve––a refuge for campers, explorers, bighorn sheep, desert tortoises and fringe-toe lizards.   Desert Survivors endorses the Mojave Trails Monument plan.  Become a member of Desert Survivors and add your name to those who support this worthy cause.    Photo: A.H. Cominos

                                      LATEST NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
                                                       THE WINTER 2016 TRIP SCHEDULE IS HERE!

The torrid summer heat is gone.  It is the perfect season for camping and exploring the California deserts and Desert Survivors can take you there.   We have car camps to Death Valley, the Saline Valley, Anza-Borrego, Joshua Tree National Park and the Chuckwalla Mountains.  We are sponsoring a backpack excursion into the Chemehuevi Mountains in January and a canoe trip/backpack trip in February to the eastern side of this mountain range.  If for some reason you cannot camp, please join us at the Sierra Club Desert Committee Meeting in Shoshone, CA and at our annual Groundhog Day celebration in the Bay Area.   Hopefully groundhog will see his shadow and winter will go on even longer.  Yay!  Please go to the TRIPS PAGE for more info.

Minutes of Desert Survivors Board of Directors meetings available on line.
You can now read the Desert Survivors Board of Directors meetings minutes in pdf format by going to the DOCUMENTS PAGE. 

Please check back to this website for any additional Desert Survivors trips and events that may be added to our schedule.

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.

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