Grants Database

National Parks Conservation Association
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Colorado Desert Public Lands Project
California Wildlands and Smart Growth Rapid Response Fund, 2022
Environmental Justice ; Habitat / Wilderness / Preservation ; Land Management / Urban Sprawl / Open Space
Southern Deserts
Imperial County ; Riverside County ; San Bernardino County
Project Description:

To inventory open space areas, assess community needs and viewpoints in local park-poor communities, and work to craft a proposed solution that protects natural and cultural resources, while increasing access to desperately park-poor communities in the East Coachella Valley and elsewhere in the California portion of the Colorado Desert. The Colorado Desert area, comprising the desert portions of Riverside County, as well as Imperial County and parts of southeastern San Bernardino County, has some of the most important wildlife habitat that would ensure California’s climate resilience. It is a critical landscape adjacent to the Colorado River encompassing all of California’s Sonoran Desert. Through the Colorado Desert Public Lands Project, NPCA will work in coalition to help protect these critical wildlands.