TUS Monumentos Nacionales Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, y Castle Mountains son conservados para generaciones por venir gracias al compromiso, apoyo, y defensa de MILES de personas que aman el Desierto de California, incluyendo negocios, tribus, veteranos, funcionarios públicos, líderes religiosos, y muchos, muchos más. ¡GRACIAS por TU apoyo!




    Calimesa Chamber of Commerce

    Death Valley Chamber of Commerce

    Greater Palm Spring Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce

    Morongo Valley Chamber of Commerce

    Route 66 Chamber of Commerce

    California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunities, San Francisco

    Latin Business Association

    Outdoor Recreation Businesses:

    • Belinda Sanda Sales
    • Brook Hopper Consulting
    • Camelback
    • The Conservation Alliance
    • Eagle Creek
    • Elemental Herbs
    • The Forest Group
    • Good Solutions
    • Klean Kanteen
    • Juniper Ridge
    • The Mountain Lab
    • The North Face
    • Patagonia
    • Smartwool
    • Timberland
    • Vans
    • Vapur

    A Stylish Affair, Yucca Valley

    Adventure 16, San Diego

    Aki Sushi, Yucca Valley

    Arcadia Bookstore, Wisconsin

    Armando’s Furniture, Victorville

    As Time Goes By, La Quinta

    Auto Fashion Upholstery and Supplies, Victorville

    Awakened Wisdom Experiences

    Bagg Spot, Palm Springs

    Bardwell Case and Associates Inc. Architects, Sherman Oaks

    Bazar, Palm Springs

    Bearfoot Inn, Palm Springs

    Belle’s Best Beef Jerky, Hesperia

    Benchmark Studios, Joshua Tree

    Best Western Desert Villa Inn, Barstow

    Bird on a Wire Art and Collectibles, Joshua Tree

    Bird Watcher’s Digest, Marietta OH

    BKB Ceramics, Joshua Tree

    Black Luck Vintage, Yucca Valley

    Blown Away, La Quinta

    Blue Coyote Grill, Palm Springs

    Blue Prairie Productions, New York and Pioneertown, CA

    Boutique, La Quinta

    Broadview, Twenty Nine Palms

    Buck Buckley, Solar Contractor, Joshua Tree

    Buenowill International, Barstow

    Cactus Flower, Yucca Valley

    The Cactus Wren Book Exchange, Yucca Valley

    Café Europa, Palm Springs

    Cameo Beauty Center, Victorville

    Carla’s Route 62 Diner, Yucca Valley

    Casa de Yermo Handmade Soaps, Yermo

    Casa Mendoza Mexican Restaurant and Bar, La Quinta

    Childres Antiques, Desert Hot Springs

    CJ’s Stir it Up Mongolian Grill, La Quinta

    Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Victorville

    Cold Nose Warm Heart, Palm Springs

    Computer Zone, Yucca Valley

    Cool Daddy O’s Ice Cream and Grill, Yucca Valley

    Country Kitchen, Joshua Tree

    Country Market and Deli, Morongo Valley

    Coyote Corner, Joshua Tree

    Crossroads Café, Joshua Tree

    Crowbar Café and Saloon, Shoshone

    Crown and Sword, Victorville

    Dan O’Dowd Productions, Joshua Tree

    Decal Depot, Joshua Tree

    Del’s Shoes, Yucca Valley

    Del Taco #236, Barstow

    Desert Cities Realtors, Yucca Valley

    Desert Decorating, Pioneertown

    Desert Eyecare Center, Desert Hot Springs

    Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel, Desert Hot Springs

    Desert Inn, Barstow

    Desert Landscape and Design, Palm Springs

    Desert Mequite Products, Tecopa

    Desert Oracle, Joshua Tree

    Desert Painter Studio Gallery, Palm Springs

    Distinctive Home, Palm Springs

    Divas of the Desert, La Quinta, Joshua Tree

    Economy Inn, Barstow

    Elena Bulatova Fine Art, Palm Springs

    El Morocco Inn & Spa, Desert Hot Springs

    Enterprise, Yucca Valley

    Etcetera, Palm Springs

    Find Your Fun Maps, Palm Springs

    Fins and Fangs, Yucca Valley

    Fun Net, Lenwood

    Furry Friends Dog Grooming & Supplies, Barstow

    Glossy Boutique, Desert Hot Springs

    Gracie’s Emporium, La Quinta

    Grateful Desert, Joshua Tree

    Green Tree Inn, Victorville

    Grow with Lauren Ell, Online Marketing Consultant, Joshua Tree

    Hairr’s Johnny Barber Shop, Yucca Valley

    Hats Unlimited, Palm Springs

    Dr. Alan Hedman

    Hi Desert Janitorial Supply, Barstow

    Hi Desert Water Transport, Joshua Tree

    HK Lane Real Estate, Palm Spring

    Holly’s Trading Post, Morongo Valley

    Holmes Health, Joshua Tree

    Holmes Ecological Design and Construction, Joshua Tree

    Homestead Modern No. 1, Pioneertown

    Hoodoo (Records), Yucca Valley

    Hoof and Horn, Yucca Valley

    Idle Spurs Steakhouse, Barstow

    IGGM Retail Clothing Store, Desert Hot Springs

    Ikon Beauty, Yucca Valley

    Imageville, Palm Springs

    Instant Karma Yoga, Joshua Tree

    Jackies Gift Shop, Victorville

    Jenny’s Grill, Barstow

    Joe A Oakes Atelier Painting Classes and Gallery, La Quinta

    John Dittli Photography, Crowley Lake

    Joshua Tree Adventures, Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Bicycle Shop, Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Certified Farmers’ Market, Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Excursions, Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Family Dentistry, Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Health Foods, Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Mini Storage, Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Music Festival, Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Realty, Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Saloon, Joshua Tree

    JT Lilypad, LLC, Joshua Tree

    Jule’s Market, La Quinta

    Kaiser Grille, Palm Springs

    Lapper’s Ice Cream, Palm Springs

    L’Atelier Café, Palm Springs

    La Plaza Shoe Repair, Palm Springs

    La Quinta Brewing Co. , La Quinta

    La Quinta Inn, Hesperia

    Legacy Jewelry Company, La Quinta

    Le Haute Desert Aerie, Pioneertown

    Lido Palms Resort & Spa, Desert Hot Springs

    Lindsy RV Resort, Needles

    Living Waters Spa, Desert Hot Springs

    Lola’s Kitchen, Barstow

    Los Domingos Restaurant, Barstow

    Ma Rouge Café, Yucca Valley

    Marv-N-Stewart, Palm Springs

    Matchbox, Palm Springs

    Meine Hair Salon, Desert Hot Springs

    Mike’s Liquor, Joshua Tree

    Miracle Springs Resort & Spa, Desert Hot Springs

    Moonlight Mesa Retreats and Vacation Rentals, Joshua Tree

    Morocco Inn & Spa, Desert Hot Springs

    Morongo Valley Café, Morongo Valley

    Morongo Valley Hardware, Morongo Valley

    Natural Sisters Café, Joshua Tree

    New Light Foto Design, Tecopa

    Nurturing Nest, Desert Hot Springs

    Oasis Tours and Activities, Palm Springs

    Olive A’Sudden, Palm Springs

    Old Town Coffee Company, La Quinta

    The Olive Adobe, Pioneertown

    Ooh LaLa de Paris, Palm Springs

    Oscars Bar and Café, Palm Springs

    Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneertown

    Pato’s Dream Date Gardens, Thermal

    Patricia Knight Photography, Joshua Tree

    Paul M. Ross, DC, Chiropractor, Desert Hot Springs

    Pedego Electric Bikes, La Quinta

    Pho 85 Restaurant, Yucca Valley

    Pie for the People, Joshua Tree

    Pioneer Crossing Antiques, Yucca Valley

    Pioneertown Properties, Pioneertown

    Pipes Canyon Lodge, Pioneertown

    Premier Properties, La Quinta

    Q Trading, Palm Springs

    Quiznos, Yucca Valley

    R & R Menswear, Palm Springs

    Radio Free Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree

    Rainbow Stew, Yucca Valley

    Ramada Inn, Barstow

    Ranger Enterprises, Morongo Valley

    Realty Executives Desert Lifestyles, La Quinta

    Red Roof Inn, Victorville

    Rieman Sculpture, Yucca Valley

    Rock Reach House, Yucca Valley

    Route 62 Vintage Market, Yucca Valley

    Route 66 Motel, Barstow

    The Ruin Venue, Pioneertown

    Rustic Modern Rentals, Joshua Tree

    Ruth’s Rabbit Trail Tours, Yucca Valley

    Safari Motor Inn, Joshua Tree

    Salon Montana, La Quinta

    Sam’s Market, Joshua Tree

    Sam’s Pizza, Joshua Tree

    Sammy G’s Restaurant, Palm Springs

    Sandra Gune, DC, Chiropractor, Desert Hot Springs

    Second Wind Hot Water Retreat and Campground, Tecopa

    Serious Food and Drink, Palm Springs

    Shabby Confections, Victorville

    Shoshone Inn, Shoshone

    Shoshone Museum Association, Shoshone

    Sky’s Beauty Supply, Victorville

    Smoke n’ More, Joshua Tree

    Smoke Tree Greetings, Palm Springs

    South West Concepts, La Quinta

    Sport Bike USA, Victorville

    Starlite, Joshua Tree

    Starr’s Tool Box, Yucca Valley

    Stewart Galleries, Palm Springs

    Stitch Art Studios, Joshua Tree

    Stoker Construction, Yucca Valley and Indio

    Stone Ridge Realty and Investment Inc, La Quinta

    Stuff Pizza Bar and Grill, La Quinta

    Swarat Signs, Morongo Valley

    Sweet Rock Ranch, Yucca Valley

    Sun Runner Magazine, Joshua Tree

    Tamara’s at Home Inc., Yucca Valley

    Tamma’s Magic Mercantile, Yucca Valley

    The Tanning Saloon, Victorville

    Tecopa Hot Springs Campground and Pools, Tecopa

    Tecopa Hot Springs Resort, Tecopa

    Top Hat Liquor, Barstow

    Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs

    Uhaul, Yucca Valley

    Unique Gardens Nursery, Yucca Valley

    Unisex Hair Salon, Desert Hot Springs

    Victorville Pawn Shop, Victorville

    Viola’s Vision Hair Salon, Barstow

    Xanterra Death Valley, Furnace Creek

    Yogurt Island U-Create, La Quinta

    Yokozuna Japanese Restaurant and Night Club, Yucca Valley

    Yucca Valley Tobacco Mart, Yucca Valley

    Zlux Skin Care, Helendale


    Akebulan African American Cultural Center

    Amigos del Los Rios

    Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (A3PCON)

    Audubon Society Chapters:

    • Buena Vista
    • Laguna Hills
    • Los Angeles
    • Palomar
    • Palos Verdes/South Bay
    • Pasadena
    • San Bernardino Valley
    • San Fernando Valley

    California Desert Coalition

    City of Pasadena, Villa Park Community Center

    Coachella Valley Conservation Commission

    Coalition to Protect America’s Parks

    Desert Trails Coalition

    Diverse Outdoor Leadership Institute

    Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission Local Conservation Corps

    Friends of Pioneertown

    Great Outdoors Palm Springs

    James O. Jessie Unity Center

    Latino Coalition for a Healthy California

    Latino Conservation Alliance:

    • Green Latinos
    • Hispanic Access Foundation
    • Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors (HECHO)
    • Hispanic Federation
    • La Madre Tierra
    • Latino Outdoors

    Los Angeles Land Trust

    Los Angeles Leadership Academy

    Mark Butler

    Neighbors Acting Together Helping All (NATHA)

    North East Trees

    Outward Bound Adventures

    Pacific Crest Trail Association

    Pasadena NAACP

    San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps

    San Gabriel Mountains Forever

    Social Justice Humanitis

    Vet Voice Foundation


    Coachella Valley Association of Governments

    Coachella Valley Conservation Commission

    City of Los Angeles

    Morongo Valley Community Services District and Fire Department

    San Francisco Board of Supervisors

    Beaumont City Councilman Mark Orozco (D)

    Calimesa Mayor Pro Tem Ella Zanowic (R)

    Cathedral City Mayor Stan Henry (R)

    Cathedral City Mayor Pro Tem Greg Pettis (D)

    Cathedral City Councilman Shelley Kaplan (D)

    Cathedral City Councilman John Aguilar (D)

    Coachella Mayor Steven Hernandez (D)

    Coachella City Manager David Garcia

    Desert Hot Springs Mayor Adam Sanchez, Sr. (D)

    Desert Hot Springs Mayor Pro Tem Russell Betts (D)

    Desert Hot Springs City Councilmember Jan Pye (R)

    Desert Hot Springs Councilmember Joe McKee

    Indian Wells City Councilmember Douglas Hanson (R)

    Indio Mayor Pro Tem Glenn Miller (R)

    Indio City Councilmember Troy Strange (D)

    La Quinta Mayor Linda Evans (R)

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

    Palm Springs Mayor Pro Tem Paul Lewin (D)

    Palm Springs City Councilmember Ginny Foat (D)

    Rancho Cucamonga Mayor L. Dennis Michael

    Rancho Mirage Mayor G. Dana Hobart (R)

    Yucaipa City Councilmember Dick Riddell (R)


    Native American Land Conservancy

    San Manuel Tribe

    Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians


    Assemblies of God’s Southern Pacific District (CLICK HERE to see the support letter from 100 clergy members)

    California Council of Churches IMPACT

    Por La Creacion:

    • Frank Ruiz, Pastor, Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church, Indio, CA
    • Enrique Orellana, Sr. Pastor, Fuente de Vida Christian Center, Coachella, CA
    • Jesse Villarreal, Sr. Pastor, Templo La Hermosa, Coachella, CA
    • Martin Martinez, Youth Pastor, Impacto Juvenil, Covina, CA
    • Absalon Duran, Pastor, Monte de Zion, Victorville, CA
    • Hector Manzo, Centro Cristiano de Fe, Victorville, CA
    • Steven Morales, Pastor, Calvary Chapel, El Sereno, CA
    • Raul Velazquez, Pastor, El Nuevo Comienzo, Adelanto, CA
    • Javier Moreno, Co-Pastor, Monte de Zion, Victorville, CA
    • Raymundo Ortiz, Pastor, Iglesias Amiavi, Victorville, CA
    • Jorge Quintanilla, Pastor, Iglesia Divino Salvador, Reseda, CA
    • Dr. Francisco Colop, Regional Vice President, Alianza de Ministerios Evangelicos Nacionales, Austin, TX
    • Cecilia Ruano, Pastor, Rosa de Saron Asembla de Dios Church, Caldwell, ID
    • Dr. Sergio Navarette, Superintendent, Southern Pacific District of the Assemblies of God
    • Juan Manuel Almanza, Pastor, Centro de Adoracion Familiar, Las Vegas, NV
    • Joseito Velasquez, Sr. Pastor, Healing Waters Family Center, Denver, CO


    Hank Alvarez, Corona, U.S. Army, Staff Sergeant

    Gilbert Archuleta, Vallejo, U.S. Navy, Petty Officer

    Larry Branson, Pomona, U.S. Army, Colonel

    Ron Bridges, Rancho Cucamonga, U.S. Marine Corps., Private 1st Class

    Joshua Bunce, Riverside, U.S. Army, Sergeant

    Christina Burton, Apple Valley, U.S. Army, Sergeant

    Kim Coleman, Highland, U.S. Marine Corps., Sergeant

    Phillip Cripps, Cathedral City, U.S. Marine Corps., Sergeant

    David Marinsk, Santa Rosa, U.S. Army, Lieutenant Colonel

    Stephen McDaniel, Riverside, U.S. Air Force, Captain

    Stephen McKean, Running Springs, U.S. Army/Marine Corps. Sergeant

    John McKee, San Jacinto, U.S. Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel

    Frances Miller, Rancho Mirage, U.S. Army, Specialist

    Andrew Morgan, Palm Desert, U.S. Navy, Seaman

    Tom Mullen, Riverside, U.S. Army, Captain

    James Ouimet, Mammoth Lakes, U.S. Marine Corps, Sergeant

    Paul Davis, Palm Springs, U.S. Army, Specialist

    Tom Derusha, Temecula, U.S. Army, Corporal

    Donald Dible, Murrieta, U.S. Army, Sergeant

    Joseph DiFrancesco, Chino, U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman

    Keith Ferrer, El Verano, U.S. Air Force, Master Sergeant

    Kermit Franklin, Antelope Valley, U.S. Marine, Sergeant

    James Ewing, Yucaipa, U.S. Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel

    Daniel Ferra, Palm Springs, U.S. Army, Specialist

    Keith Ferrer, El Verano, U.S. Marine Corps, Sergeant

    Mark Porras, Palm Desert, U.S. Marines, Sergeant

    Philip Power, Lake Arrowhead, U.S. Navy, Seaman

    Ray Quinto, Yucaipa, U.S. Air Force, Staff Sergeant

    Steven Rail, Palm Springs, U.S. Army, Corporal

    Dave Raley, Yucaipa, U.S. Air Force, Colonel

    Billie Ridgway, Phelan, U.S. Army, Corporal

    Robert Rippetoe, Rancho Mirage, U.S. Navy, Petty Officer

    Scott Roney, Temecula, U.S. Army, Captain

    Curt Sanders, Lee Vining, U.S. Marine Corps, Sergeant

    James Jackson, Beaumont, U.S. Army, Specialist

    Allen Gildard, Apple Valley, U.S. Army, Captain

    Pamela Lacey, Rialto, U.S. Air Force, Master Sergeant

    William Lansville, Barstow, U.S. Navy, Petty Officer

    Martin Ledezma, Redlands, U.S. Navy, Petty Officer

    Bob Leyva, Newberry Springs, U.S. Navy, Seaman 1st Class

    Gary Martin, Yucaipa, U.S. Navy, Captain

    Rebecca Martin, Riverside, U.S. Marine Corps., Staff Sergeant

    Marvin Sawyer, Yucca Valley, U.S. Army, Sergeant

    John Schricker, Loma Linda, U.S. Army, Private First Class

    Carlos Simmental, Victorville, U.S. Navy, Petty Officer

    David Smith, Cathedral City, U.S. Army, Private First Class

    Robert Stune, Whitewater, U.S. Navy, Petty Officer

    William Taylor, Apple Valley, U.S. Army, Colonel

    Melinda Tremaglio, Palm Springs, U.S. Army, Captain

    Mark Zellner, Lucerne Valley, U.S. Army, Staff Sergeant


    *The undersigned supporters’ view are their own and not those of the Department of Defense or the Department of Homeland Security

    First Sergeant Arzola, Mohammad A., U.S. Marine Corps

    Staff Sergeant Baldridge, Michael M., U.S. Marine Corps

    Captain Bombaci, Jared E., U.S. Marine Corps

    Gunnery Sergeant Borja, Marvin J., U.S. Marine Corps

    Staff Sergeant Brabowski, Wojciech A., U.S. Marine Corps

    Captain Brooks, Daniel L. U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Buchanan, David R., U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Campoamor, Andrew R., U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Carey, Eric C., U.S. Marine Corps

    Staff Sergeant Carpenter, Dereck L., U.S. Marine Corps

    Gunnery Sergeant Castille, Mark R., U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Culpepper, Lee M., U.S. Marine Corps

    Staff Sergeant Erickson, Adam W., U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Franquez Jr, Oscar, U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Fuller, Zachary M., U.S. Marine Corps

    Staff Sergeant – – -, U.S. Marine Corps

    Staff Sergeant Garside, Mark J., U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Garst, Matthew D., U.S. Marine Corps

    Staff Sergeant Gibson, Daniel G., U.S. Marine Corps

    Master Sergeant Guerra, Ralph E., U.S. Marine Corps

    Staff Sergeant Hackett, Jonathan W., U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Hall, William P., U.S. Marine Corps

    Master Sergeant Halterman, Michael G., U.S. Marine Corps

    Gunnery Sergeant Harless, Bradley A., U.S. Marine Corps

    Corporal Holbert, Korey D., U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Hoppe, Andrew P., U.S. Marine Corps

    Staff Sergeant Huerta, Theodore S., U.S. Marine Corps

    Staff Sergeant Huls, Wyatt D., U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Ingram, Alan R., U.S. Marine Corps

    Gunnery Sergeant Jacklin, Brian C., U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant James, Seth C., U.S. Marine Corps

    Staff Sergeant Kelsaw, Steven J., U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Kopta, Justin P., U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Lappin IV, John M., U.S. Marine Corps

    Staff Sergeant Manibog III, Benjamin M., U.S. Marine Corps

    Staff Sergeant Mccormick, Christophe M., U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Meleski II, Timothy M., U.S. Marine Corps

    Staff Sergeant Mendiola, West, U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Merstrand, Ulrik R., U.S. Marine Corps

    Gunnery Sergeant Perkins, Tyler A., U.S. Marine Corps

    Staff Sergeant Questell, Derek J., U.S. Marine Corps

    Corporal Ruiz, Alex, U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Salgado, Juanjose R., U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Sells, Austin M., U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Stoner, Christophe D., U.S. Marine Corps

    Staff Sergeant Urso, Rocco A., U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Vargas, Giovanni, U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Vieyra Jr, Alejandro, U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Wagner, Cameron A., U.S. Marine Corps

    Sergeant Wiener, Eric D., U.S. Marine Corps

    Staff Sergeant Worth, Nickolas F., U.S. Marine Corps



    Astronomy Organizations, Scientists, and Enthusiasts:

    • Dick Pantoja, President
    • James Yuen, Past Secretary
    • Craig Weatherwax
    • Scott Feieraband
    • James Gee
    • Dean Arvidson
    • Thomas A. Meneghini
    • Wally Pacholka
    • Tim Hunter
    • Farah Payan
    • Douglas Kegard
    • Scott Kardel
    • Diana Umpierre
    • Tom O’Key

    Compton High School – Nature Club

    John Muir High School Social Justice Academy

    Los Angeles Environmental Charter School

    Silverado High School, Victorville, CA – Hawk STEM Club

    Barry Sinervo

    Frank W. Davis, Ph.D.

    Wayne D. Spencer

    Wendy McIntyre, Ph.D.

    Sam Sweet

    Paula Schiffman, Ph.D.

    R. Dave Evans

    Scott Cashen

    Robin Kobaly, Botanist/Wildlife Biologist

    James M. Andre

    Paul Beier

    Dr. Timothy Krantz

    Duncan Bell

    Terry Root

    David S. Wilcove

    Glenn Stewart, Ph.D.

    Matthew Dietz, Ph.D.

    Gregory H. Aplet, Ph.D.

    R. Travis Belote, Ph.D.

    Dr. William Rainey

    Dr. Patricia Brown, Ph.D.

    Dr. Allan Muth

    Dr. James Malcolm

    Edith B. Allen

    Dr. Cameron Barrows

    Dan Klooster

    Tasha LaDoux, Ph.D.

    Michael Allen

    Paul Delaney, PhD. Copper Mountain College

    Curt Duffy, Instructor, Los Angeles Pierce College

    Clifford E. Trafzer, Distinguished Professor of History, Rupert Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs University of California, Riverside

    Gary Nash, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles LeAnne Howe, Eidson Distinguished Professor of English, University of Georgia

    Steven Gould Axelrod, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of English, University of California, Los Angeles

    Renard Strickland, Scholar in Residence, University of Oklahoma; The Phillip Knight Dean Emeritus, School of Law, University of Oregon

    Thomas C. Patterson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside

    Christopher Chase-Dunn, Ph.D., Institute for Research on World Systems, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of California, Riverside

    Margaret Connell-Szasz, Ph.D., Regents Professor of History, University of New Mexico

    Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, Ph.D., George and Sakaye Aratani Endowed Chair of Asian American Studies,University of California, Los Angeles

    Carole Goldberg, J.D., Vice Chancellor of Academic Personnel and Jonathan D. Varat Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles

    Margaret Jacobs, Ph.D., Graduate Chair & Chancellor’s Professor of History, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

    Richard Olds, M.D., Former Dean of the School of Medicine, University of California, Riverside

    Duane Champagne, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and American Indian Studies, Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles

    Steven A. Leibo, Ph.D., Professor of International History & Politics, The Sage Colleges; Associate in Research, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University

    Michele Salzman, Ph.D., Professor of History, University of California, Riverside

    Inés Hernández-Avila, Ph.D, Professor of Native American Studies, University of California, Davis

    CLICK HERE to see additional historians, archaeologists, ethnographers, other scientists, experts, and leaders who have studied and value the California desert region, and support national monuments designations in the California desert.



    Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency

    Art and Cultural Leaders for the California Desert (click here for full list)

    Kim Stringfellow, Guggenheim Fellow 2015. Director, The Mojave Project. Joshua Tree, CA.

    Rhonda Coleman, Director, Curator, 29 Palms Art Gallery. Twentynine Palms, CA.

    Bernard Leibov, Director, BoxoProjects. Former Deputy Director, Judd Foundation. New York, NY & Joshua Tree, CA.

    Eva Soltes, Executive Director, Harrison House for Music, Arts and Ecology. Joshua Tree, CA.

    Phillip K. Smith III, Light Artist. Indio, CA.

    Frederick Fulmer, Director Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency. Joshua Tree, CA.

    Andrea Zittel, Director, A-Z West. Founding Director, High Desert Test Sites. Joshua Tree, CA.

    Mary-Austin Klein, Landscape painter. California Wilderness Coalition. Joshua Tree, CA.

    Carolyn Young, Director, West of the Moon Gallery. Flagstaff, AZ.

    Pamela Madsen, Sound Artist, Curator. Professor Cal State Fullerton School of Music. Fullerton, CA.

    Cheryl Younger, Director of the American Photography Institute at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Former Chair, Society for Photographic Education. New York, NY.

    Alita Van Vliet, Board of Directors, Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council. Director, Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours. Joshua Tree, CA.

    Robert Johnson, Professor, Cypress College. Director, The Legacy Project. CA.

    Roy Dietrich, Fine Artist. CA.

    Edwin Vasquez, Photojournalist AV MEDIA. Fine Artist. Rosamond, CA.

    Millie Wilson, Artist. CalArts. TX.

    Melanie Walker, Artist. Professor of Fine Art, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO.

    Bobby Furst, Director, FURSTWURLD Gallery / Performing Arts. Joshua Tree, CA.

    Paula Jean Rice, Artist. Professor of Art Emeritus, Northern Arizona University. Flagstaff, AZ.

    Melissa J. Armstrong, Director, Interdisciplinary Global Programs, Center for International Education, Northern Arizona University. Flagstaff, AZ.

    Stevie Love, Artist. Director, Lancaster Museum and Public Art Foundation. Lancaster, CA.

    Sant Khalsa, Professor Emeritus Department of Art. Founding Faculty Water Resources Institute, CA State University San Bernardino. San Bernardino, CA & Joshua Tree, CA.

    Danny Frankel, Musician. Joshua Tree, CA.

    Diane Best, Filmmaker, Painter, Photographer. Joshua Tree, CA.

    Robin Rosenthal, Filmmaker. Producer, Pony Highway Productions. Littlerock, CA.

    James Hammons, Artist. Joshua Tree, CA.

    Paul Klopfenstein, President, Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council. Joshua Tree, CA.

    Steve Rieman, Artist. Joshua Tree, CA.

    Ruth Rieman, Board of Directors, Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency. Joshua Tree, CA.

    Catherine Svehla, Cultural Mythologist/Director, Mythic Mojo. Joshua Tree, CA.

    Mindy Kaufman, Director, Joshua Tree Art Gallery. Joshua Tree, CA.

    Joella Jean Mahoney, Fine Artist. Professor Emeritus, Art Department Chair, University of Laverne. La Verne, CA.

    Nancy Campbell, Poet, Desert Poets. Palm Springs, CA.

    Andree Mendenhall Mahoney, Fine Artist. Professor Emeritus, Art Department Chair, Chaffee Community College. Alta Loma, CA.

    Gillian Spedding, Poet, Desert Poets. Palm Springs, CA.

    Julia Buckley, Artist. Joshua Tree, CA.

    Rebecca Trawick, Director, Wagnall Museum of Contemporary Art. Alta Loma, CA.

    Jacobine Van der Meer, Van der Meer Studio. The Arts Council of San Bernardino. Los Angeles, CA & Landers, CA.

    Phillip Rosenberg, Musician, Rags and Bones Music. Joshua Tree, CA.

    Phyllis Schwartz, Artist. Joshua Tree, CA.

    Renna Shesso, Book Author. Denver, CO.

    Joe Garcia, Musician, Urban Desert Cabaret. Landers, CA.

    Joanna Fodczuk, Painter/Art Instructor. Los Angeles, CA & Landers, CA.

    Noreen Lawlor, Artist, Painter, Poet. Joshua Tree, CA.


    CLICK HERE to see the overwhelming support from many HUNDREDS of individuals throughout the California desert for Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains National Monuments.