Carbon Sequestration in our Desert Lands

Carbon Sequestration in our Desert Lands

CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN OUR DESERT LANDS Essential to California's 30X30 Initiative by Susy Boyd Background California's laudable efforts to conserve 30% of our state's lands and coastal waters by 2030 have not been lost on our desert region. In fact, a small but steadfast collection of environmental groups and scientists have been working over the … Continue reading Carbon Sequestration in our Desert Lands

Mutt Kupshuw – Éexil Kwáavichush National Monument

MUTT KUPSHUW - 'ÉEXIL KWÁAVICHUSH NATIONAL MONUMENT California's chaparral ecosystems and Tribal cultural values by David Hogan, Executive Director, The Chaparral Lands Conservancy A global hotspot for biological diversity. Special cultural places and resources to Indigenous people. Outdoor recreation backyard to millions of southern Californians. Sublime natural quiet and views. These are just a few … Continue reading Mutt Kupshuw – Éexil Kwáavichush National Monument

Walking Box Ranch

Walking Box Ranch – Past, Present and Future

WALKING BOX RANCH - PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE A Unique Heritage by Judy Bundorf and Jim Stanger Nestled in the heart of the proposed Avi Kwa Ame National Monument, Walking Box Ranch represents a microcosm of Nevada history, including ranching, mining, entertainment, politics, and more recently, conservation of the flora and fauna of the Mojave … Continue reading Walking Box Ranch – Past, Present and Future

Solar Photovoltaics in the Energy Transformation

For the World and California by Robert Freehling In the early 1950s, scientists at Bell Laboratories invented the first modern silicon photovoltaic cell - a semiconductor crystal that could convert sunlight directly into electricity, using one of the most abundant materials on the earth.1 Some time either this year or next (2022 or 2023), the … Continue reading Solar Photovoltaics in the Energy Transformation

A Costly Omission in Planning for Climate Change

How Wide-scale Desert Soil Disturbance Releases Stored Carbon by Robin Kobaly Most people are not aware of the vast amount of carbon that is captured and stored underground in desert soils. When comparing carbon storage in desert landscapes to that in forest landscapes, for example, it is easy to underestimate carbon stocks in the desert, … Continue reading A Costly Omission in Planning for Climate Change