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The Native American Land Conservancy

Our mission is to acquire, preserve and protect Native American sacred lands through protective land management,

educational programs, and scientific study.

Water Under the Mojave Desert

Southern California needs water. A company based in the Mojave Desert, of all places, is keen to sell it some. The company, Cadiz, grows lemons, organic raisins and other crops and has an estimated 17 million to 34 million acre-feet of groundwater under its property, just down valley from the Mojave National Preserve. (Article at Bottom of Page Link)

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New executive orders on environment

U.S. President Donald Trump this week will sign new executive orders before he completes his first 100 days in office, including two on energy and the environment, which would make it easier for the United States to develop energy on and offshore, a White House official said on Sunday.

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Making a case for stringent review of Mojave groundwater harvesting project

As the public-at-large and environmental protection representatives to the Bureau of Land Management’s Desert Advisory Council, we balance and defend the interests of the California Desert’s diverse residents while protecting the land’s sensitive natural resources.

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I’m so happy that Indian and non-Indian communities came together and formed the NALC to educate the people about who we are and where we come from.

Matthew Leivas Sr, Chemehuevi Elder and NALC Board Member