Editor's Note: Jenny's blog originally appeared in February 2014 as part of a four-part series in which our staff explore some of the desert treasures we're working to preserve and protect from potential energy and other development. Since publication,
The Wilderness Society writes to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources in support of measures designating the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Area, Hermosa Creek Wilderness Area and Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area.
House Republicans are fast-tracking so-called “salvage logging” in thousands of acres of wild California forest, part of a disastrous piece of legislation that threatens the health of the area for generations to come.
Nineteen years ago, President Bill Clinton signed the California Desert Protection Act, doubling the amount of designated wilderness in California and creating Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park and the Mojave National Preserve.