Center for Natural Lands Management
The Coachella Valley Preserve is managed cooperatively by multiple agencies and private conservation groups. The Center for Natural Lands Management manages the heart of the Preserve: the Thousand Palms Oasis and McCallum Grove Preserve. The trail system begins here to access the other portions of the Preserve.
The Mission of the Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) is:
(a) To conserve native species, their habitat and functioning ecosystems in perpetuity;
(b) To own and/or manage lands in an ecologically beneficial manner consistent with local, state and federal environmental laws and with science-based stewardship;
(c) To promote the conservation values of such lands through education;
(d) To promote and facilitate uses of such lands by the public that preserve the conservation values; and
(e) To cooperate with public and private entities in their efforts to protect native species and their habitats for the public benefit.
The Center for Natural Lands Management is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to science based management of sensitive areas. The Center organizes the volunteers that provide information services at the Thousand Palms Oasis, maintains the trail system, organizes, solicits and directs scientific inquiry within the preserve and actively participates in acquisition of conservation land.
To reach any of the partner agencies call:
Center for Natural Lands Management: (760) 343-1234
Bureau of Land Management: (760) 251-4800
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: (760) 348-5278 or 251-4800
California Department of Fish and Game: (562) 590-5158 or (760) 251 4827
California State Parks: (760) 393-3059