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The Bighorn Sheep of Nolina Peak

11/03/2013 ● By Steve

A Sunday morning hike up Nolina Peak in Joshua Tree National Park, provided a rare treat - a glimpse of Desert Bighorn Sheep.

Bobcat Protection Act Passes California State Assembly

05/30/2013 ● By Steve

A much-amended version of Rep. Bloom's Bobcat Protection Act of 2013 has passed the California State Assembly today.

Bad Science, Dead Bobcats

02/11/2013 ● By Steve

Not long after my story in the December, 2012 issue conveyed a warning about posting photos of your friendly neighborhood bobcat for bobcat hunters and trappers to see, all hell broke loose in and around Joshua Tree when video astronomer and desert renaissance man Tom O’Key found a bobcat trap set on his property.

Here Kitty, Kitty... (Bobcat trapping endangers desert wildlife)

12/07/2012 ● By Steve

It’s not widely known among desert wildlife lovers that they themselves may sometimes be one of the biggest threats to the wildlife they love. That’s certainly true in the case of the desert folks who love to post photos of the bobcats coming to visit their homes or drink from the birdbath in their yard.

Protestors Mourn the Death of Our Desert at Ocotillo

09/30/2012 ● By Steve

On National Public Lands Day, September 29, a funeral was held near Ocotillo, along the border of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, not for a human being, but rather for the desert itself.

Former Rancho Santa Margarita Mayor Says There's "Nothing" Out Here in the Desert

07/17/2012 ● By Steve

Commentary by Steve Brown"You've all been out there, there's nothing out there in that desert anyway." Garry Thompson, Cadiz Water Project supporter, public comment at SMWD Engineering Committee meeti

Desert Residents Fight to Save Bald Eagles from Industrial Wind Energy

05/22/2012 ● By Steve

The Homestead Valley Community Council is the latest organization in the desert to voice their opposition to recent U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service decisions allowing the "take" of eagles by industri