The mission of the Alliance for Desert Preservation is to protect the environmental and economic well-being of the High Mojave Desert and to support a sustainable future, while safeguarding against activities that may harm the High Mojave Desert. We support renewable energy when it is responsibly planned and intelligently situated. The Alliance is a nonprofit mutual-benefit corporation.
ABOUT OUR CAMPAIGNS
The Alliance for Desert Preservation’s first campaign was No On Windmills, a concerted effort to stop the North Peak Wind Project and the Coolwater-Lugo Transmission Project. Although the North Peak proposal has been dropped, we remain opposed to Coolwater-Lugo, and highly vigilant regarding any industrial-scale energy development in the High Desert. Such development will cause irreparable damage to the environment and alter forever the way of life for High Desert residents.
The Coolwater-Lugo project, with its 63 miles of high-power transmission lines and towers, would invite even more destructive energy development to the High Desert. We are also campaigning for the preservation of Juniper Flats, a region of High Desert ridgelines adjacent to the San Bernardino National Forest, and home to numerous endangered and threatened species. Development of Juniper Flats would be an environmental catastrophe. The Alliance is seeking National Conservation Land status for this beautiful and fragile area.
The Alliance also takes a larger view. The entire California desert region has been hit with massive energy development proposals—many of which appear to be hasty attempts to take advantage of current government subsidies. All the while, four state and federal agencies have spent five years quietly crafting the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), which will become a blueprint for the future of renewable energy on 22.5 million acres of California desert. A draft of the DRECP, together with a joint Environmental Impact Statement/Report, was issued in September 2014. The draft plan targets the High Desert for intense energy development. The Alliance is carefully scrutinizing the plan and is taking a very active role in public-comment meetings in October and November.
The Alliance is made up entirely of volunteers: individual High Desert property owners, residents, and friends of the desert. We are a pure grassroots organization. If you are interested in helping us preserve the future of our beautiful desert, join us!
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