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To protect and preserve the natural landscapes, wildlife habitat and cultural heritage of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and its surrounding region for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.
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Acres for Anza-Borrego Land Transfer 2021
In July 2021 Anza-Borrego Foundation finalized the transfer of 17,597 acres to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. This historical event, 29 years in the making, is significant for many reasons, including preserving historical, cultural, natural, and sensitive areas. A few of the most critical aspects of the deal include:
- Almost 10,000 acres of designated State Wilderness Areas
- 3,500 acres in the Badlands, rich in paleontological resources and Flat-Tail Horned lizard habitat
- 6,000 acres in the diverse and water-rich Coyote Canyon area
- Hundreds of acres preserve wildflower fields, a popular springtime attraction and an essential part of the desert ecosystem
This transfer also removes 310 miles of private property lines within the State Park and reduces park management costs. In addition, it provides connectivity and wildlife corridors between Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, as well as near the border with Mexico.
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Where are the Wildflowers?
We do not expect to have an abundant wildflower bloom this year. Although the area has seen a few precipitation events and even a few mornings with snowy mountains since January, this past year has been a ‘relatively’ dry year for the desert.
Cesar Chavez History at Anza-Borrego Honored on March 31, 2021
ABF will co-host a virtual dedication event of Cesar Chavez Interpretive Panels at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Did you know? Cesar Chavez has important history in Borrego Springs and in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP). To honor this history, bilingual interpretive panels were devised that depict these historic events, a joint project between Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and High School students at Borrego Springs High School. Join ABDSP, CA State Parks and Anza-Borrego Foundation on Cesar Chavez Day for a virtual Facebook event from 10-11 am. Keynote speakers include Paul Chavez, son of Cesar Chavez and President of the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation and Ruben Andrade, Superintendent, Cesar E. Chavez National Monument, National Park Service. More details will be shared as it becomes available.
Leave No Trace Initiative
In conjunction with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics in Colorado, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and California State Parks, we kicked off a new Leave No Trace Initiative and partnerships to highlight the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace and wilderness ethics in our beloved Park on November 21, 2020. Click here or on the image below to learn more.
As we begin planning for our future it is important to look back at the past. It is my pleasure to share with you our 50th-anniversary celebratory book, “Anza-Borrego Foundation: A Fifty-Year Retrospective.” You can use this link to view the book in its entirety online and to get a glimpse of some of the highlights of ABF’s first 50 years.
See 50 years of conservation in action
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