U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Spotlight on Partners: Friends of the Desert Mountains
For more than 20 years Friends of the Desert Mountains has been the Coachella Valley's preeminent nongovernmental organization working to protect biological diversity and preserve open space, primarily through land acquisition in the local area. (text continues below)
The Friends frequently purchases lands themselves when governmental processes would be too slow to react and lands could be lost to development, or works in partnership with a variety of other nongovernmental organizations and government agencies, including the Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, to enhance funding opportunities.
The Friends is also the primary nonprofit support organization for the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. They provide financial and volunteer support for a variety of activities within the Monument including environmental education and interpretation, cultural preservation, scientific research, and community outreach.
To learn more about the Friends of the Desert Mountains visit: http://www.desertmountains.org/index.html
...and here he helps a students with his rock survey list, while a group of students explores a desert wash.
- Photos by Tracy Albrecht, BLM-California, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
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