A 50,000 Acre Partnership


Friends of the Desert Mountains is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 1987 by a group of passionate, concerned citizens determined to help to protect the conservation land resources of the Coachella Valley. 

We partner with the Coachella Valley Conservation Commission, the Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy, the Bureau of Land Management, and the US Forest Service, and others to support education, research and conservation in the valley and the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.

Together with our partners and the local community, who help support our organization through major sponsorships, donations, and vital volunteer time, we have protected over 50,000 acres of conservation land.



Volunteers are vital to our organization and our mission. By volunteering with Friends, you will join a community of passionate individuals committed to conservation in the Coachella Valley.

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Wildflower Festival

Save the date! The 2020 Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival is on March 7th! In spring the dry desert becomes a garden of life! Celebrate the blooms with wildflower walks, kids activities, local artists, and more!

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