25th Anniversary of the
California Desert Protection Act

This October, Friends of the Inyo and folks across the California desert are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act (CDPA), the act that established Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave National Preserve, and 69 wilderness areas.

The CDPA created a collective of protected lands that draws millions of visitors from all over the world each year, driving local economies and creating jobs. These protected lands are the backbone of our tourism economy, provide military security, and make this region a great place to live and visit. 

This anniversary is an important occasion to appreciate the California Desert and recognize that without the last 25 years of desert conservation we might not be able to experience these areas as we do today. Join Friends of the Inyo, Death Valley National Park and others across the California Desert in celebration of this landmark act. There will be events throughout the region in October and early November highlighting protected lands throughout the desert. Activities will include museum exhibits, guided hikes, stargazing, ranger tours and art exhibits. Visit www.desertlands.org/25years to find an event near you.