Desert Report is a 24-page newsletter about the California and Nevada deserts. All policy, editing, reporting, and graphic design is the work of volunteers. To receive Desert Report by mail please send your name and mailing address to Stacy Goss at Articles, photos, letters and original art are welcome. Please contact Craig Deutsche (, 310-477-6670) about contributions well in advance of deadline dates: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.

Our MissionThe Sierra Club California/Nevada Desert Committee works for the protection and conservation of the deserts of California, Nevada and other areas in the Southwest; monitors and works with public, private, and non-profit agencies to promote preservation of our arid lands; sponsors education and service trips; encourages and supports others to work for similar objectives; and maintains, shares and publishes information about the desert.


An index to material in past issues and footnotes for many printed articles are available on this site. To find these, go to the very bottom of this page and click on "Index" and "References" respectively.