Who Are We?
Friends of the Desert Mountains is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation formed in 1987 by a group of passionate, concerned citizens determined to help to protect the area's conservation land resources while at the same time be a partner in education, research and support for the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument and surrounding areas. We work with local, state, and federal conservation partners, community members, landowners, and businesses to acquire and conserve land. Our volunteers assist us with everything from invasive species removal, trail maintenance, and citizen science projects to visitor services, interpretive hikes, and youth education. We appreciate everything our volunteers do for us, and always welcome more!
Our mission is to preserve land, to support education, conservation and research in the Coachella Valley, and to act as the support organization for the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.
Friends of the Desert Mountains51500 Highway 74
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Outstanding Needs of Friends of the Desert Mountains
Item Needs (click need below to see detail)
Truck for Land Monitoring
Friends of the Desert Mountains is in need of a small truck with 4WD to assist in our land monitoring duties. Much of the land we are responsible for is inaccessible without a four wheel drive.
Volunteer Needs (click need below to see detail)