Local Voices and THE LANDSCAPE WE LOVE

The California desert is an open space, but not an empty space. Its vast natural landscape holds rich history and remarkable ecosystems. But pressures are fierce to develop the desert in ways that would raze the landscape, alter its natural characteristics, and affect the experience of life in the desert for generations to come.

Who decides the future of the desert?

The California Desert Coalition (CDC) elevates the voices of the people of the California desert. We build grassroots coalitions of desert lovers to promote deeper understanding of complex public policy issues. We bring our voices to bear on local, state, and federal decision-making processes that impact our desert.

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BREAKING NEWS:

Congratulations to Deb Haaland, confirmed on Monday, March 15, as the first-ever Native American Secretary of the Interior.

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THE CALIFORNIA DESERT COALITION

OUR MISSION

To impact local, state, and federal public policy decisions with community-driven, desert-conscious recommendations that support our vision.
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The desert needs your help. Share your voice and your support with the California Desert Coalition (CDC). Get involved today!

OUR CORE VALUES

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  • COOPERATION:  We believe that benefit for one community should not come at the cost of another. Progress and prosperity can be balanced with the needs of people, profits, the planet and future generations.

  • TRUST: We build successful coalitions by working responsibly and in good faith with all stakeholders.

  • CONSENSUS:  We don’t need to fight if we build it right.  Good policy decisions are grounded in public and stakeholder input, and grassroots advocacy.

  • DUE DILIGENCE:  Our policy recommendations are always well researched and professionally evaluated.

  • VIGILANCE:  We track and assess policy implementation, and provide accountability as necessary, because shaping the future is an on-going process.

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