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

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Our Spring 2018 trips schedule is out and it is especially great for those of you who like to backpack. Neal Cassidy will lead 3 backpacks in Utah.  The first two, in April and early-May, will go deep into “The Maze” in Canyonlands National Park.  In mid-May Neal will head a backpack in the Cedar Mesa area.  We are sponsoring a service trip with the Ridgecrest  BLM in the El Paso Wilderness. Help undo damage caused by illegal off-road vehicle intrusions.  During Memorial Day weekend we will be backpacking and car camping at Joaquin Rocks near Coalinga, CA and in June David Oline will lead a backpack in Northern Nevada.   There are still spaces on the June 16-21 raft trip on the Yampa River in Utah too.   Join us in going to places that can only be reach on foot... or by raft.  

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.