Category Archives: Defend Joshua Tree

What’s happening here is foolish and heartbreaking

What the San Bernardino County government is doing to Joshua Tree is a disgrace — foolishly marring what should be the County’s crown jewel. The National Park’s attendance has soared in the last two years, and our area’s profile continues … Continue reading

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BAD NEWS: CA. SUPREME COURT DECLINES TO HEAR JOSHUA TREE’S CASE AGAINST DOLLAR GENERAL

David Fick of the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance posted on Facebook: Late today, Friday October 14th, the JT BA has been notified by our legal representation that the State Supreme Court has Denied our Petition for Review of the … Continue reading

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BAD NEWS FOR JOSHUA TREE

Via Defend Joshua Tree website… VERY BAD NEWS: JOSHUA TREE LOSES TO DOLLAR GENERAL FORCES AT STATE COURT OF APPEAL Last week the 4th Appellate District Division 2 State Court of Appeal reversed Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance’s 2014 victory … Continue reading

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STOP INDUSTRIAL SOLAR SPRAWL IN JOSHUA TREE WILDLIFE CORRIDOR JUST OUTSIDE OF NATIONAL PARK

This is a fundraiser to appeal the Planning Commission’s recent misguided approval of a proposed 115-acre industrial solar farm on Sunfair. We are appealing the decision to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, where we have a much better … Continue reading

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THURSDAY, MARCH 17: STAND UP AGAINST UNWELCOME “ALTA MIRA” GATED HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL

“Alta Mira” is a proposal to build a 105-acre, 248-home gated community in Joshua Tree south of the 62 next to the Friendly Hills Elementary School, with individual units retailing in the $250k range. Developers say the project would be … Continue reading

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WHAT WE’RE DEFENDING

Our first desert tortoise sighting of the spring yesterday came via one of our guests at our Sonora Homesteader cabin, who snapped the pretty photo above. This fella was out in the wash on BLM land next to the cabin. … Continue reading

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DEFEND THIS DESERT IGUANA!

We’ve finally got the new “Defend Joshua Tree” t-shirts in stock! Artist Arik Roper​’s gorgeous Desert Iguana design is handscreened on sea foam-colored shirts manufactured by American Apparel. All sizes are available. Obtain in person at Hoof & The Horn … Continue reading

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PLEASE HELP STOP BLM’S PLAN TO RADICALLY INCREASE ORV TRAFFIC IN JOSHUA TREE

Above: a wild desert tortoise walking in BLM land in North Joshua Tree. Photo by Stephanie Smith, April 29, 2015. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to radically increase the amount of land in Joshua Tree (and the … Continue reading

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BUY A T-SHIRT, ALL PROCEEDS GO TO KEEP DOLLAR GENERAL OUT OF JOSHUA TREE

All proceeds from the next 50 sales of this Men’s Large DEFEND JOSHUA TREE T-shirt go to the continuing effort to keep Dollar General out of beautiful Joshua Tree! Help courageous Joshua Tree residents pay the legal fees in this … Continue reading

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UPDATE ON DOLLAR GENERAL BATTLE / COMMUNITY MTG THURS DEC. 18 7PM

The Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance has given a public update on our three-year battle to keep Dollar General out of Joshua Tree, and has announced a community meeting to discuss how to keep on winning against these creeps. From … Continue reading

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