Transition Habitat Conservancy
Our mission: Transition Habitat Conservancy protects areas of critical habitat, transition zone and wildlife corridor ecosystems and their scenic, agricultural, and cultural resource values in the West Mojave Desert. We participate in programs improving our knowledge of the Mojave Desert ecosystem. We also provide education about the fragile and inspirational nature of our desert plants, animals, and ecosystems to connect people to nature.

Directions to our Puma Canyon Ecological Reserve in Pinon Hills.

Directions to our new office in Pinon Hills.

Look at our video about the Puma Canyon Ecological Reserve in Pinon Hills.

We are working with experienced bilogists on new ways to save the desert tortoise. See our video.

This video shows another the region of the Western Mojave Desert where we protect land.

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We are a strong organization with expertise in many fields. We are working on several projects in Southern California. You can make a difference. Please donate. You can use the buttons below or send a check to the address at the end of this page. We offer two subscription options: Monthly donations ("Subscribe") and Single donations ("Donate").

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For a check or money order, send to:
Transition Habitat Conservancy
P.O.Box 720026
Pinon Hills, CA 92372

The Transition Habitat Conservancy is your local nonprofit land conservancy. We have about 6,800 acres of conservancy land in three different project locations. One is located close to the California Poppy Reserve and is about 2,400 acres. The second project protects 4,200 acres- northeast of Kramer Junction. The third project protects 320 acres at this time and is located right here in Pinon Hills. Watch our short video about our projectes at https://vimeo.com/user50153691

Recent Plans and Achievements

Transition Zones 

Habitat fragmentation and disruption of wildlife corridors are great threats to wildlife. Habitat loss and global climate change threaten the survival of large numbers of species. Numerous small streams convey runoff from the mountains, and recharge declining ground water levels resulting from the population growth in the western Mojave Desert.

Sheep Creek Wash

Flash flood in Sheep Creek Wash

Along Sheep Creek Wash, the most rapid infiltration occurs in upstream reaches near the mountain front.

Our goal

Protect important natural resources, elevational gradients, wildlife corridors, habitats, plants, animals, landscapes, streams, and view sheds between the desert and the mountains and in the Western Mojave Desert for future generations to enjoy.

All communities need local parks and natural areas where they can walk in nature and recover from the daily stresses in our lives. Park planning and protecting our natural resources are part of our responsibility to our children and grandchildren.


Transition Habitat Conservancy owns over 4000 acres of land within the Fremont Kramer region and is working closely with the BLM and the OHV community to improve route management for all desert enthusiasts.

Cody Hanford becomes our first Executive Director. Click here to read more about it.

Transition Habitat Conservancy filed for accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance (click here for more information).

Transition Habitat Conservancy created a video describing our Pinon Hills project and another video explaining the benefits of the California SB34 Advanced Mitigation program to facilitate project mitigation
actions for certain proposed renewable energy projects in Southern California.

Transition Habitat Conservancy is now Approved by the California Department of Fish and Game to hold mitigation lands and conservation easements. Call for more information:

Transition Habitat Conservancy can prepare and hold Agricultural Conservation Easements.

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