Friends of the Desert Mountains is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 1987 by a group of concerned citizens in the Coachella Valley community. We are located 120 miles east of Los Angeles in the Colorado desert region. Our mission is to acquire and preserve land in the Coachella Valley and surrounding mountains, and to support education, conservation, and research in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.
We support exciting recreation, scenery, wildlife, and clean mountain air – all right in our backyard! Explore the spectacular parklands of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. Get involved in education programs, habitat restoration, and community events. Get outdoors and help us to continue our efforts to preserve the Coachella Valley’s unique and beautiful landscape.