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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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Our 2021 / 2022 Annual Desert Update is here!




View the winning photos for the 2023 Anza-Borrego Desert Photo Contest here!




Acres for Anza-Borrego Land Transfer 2021

In August 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.  



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.

Anza-Borrego Foundation: A Fifty-Year Retrospective

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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