The Western Joshua Tree was granted temporary protection of one year under the California Endangered Species Act
(CESA) on September 20, 2020 while Fish & Wildlife conduct the scientific studies that would determine it a threatened species and grant permanent CESA protection.
Despite the temporary CESA protection there are unfortunately those who will continue to illegally take (kill) the Western Joshua Tree.
If you witness anyone removing, cutting, transplanting the plant please report to Fish & Wildlife at their CalTIP number 1.888.334.2258 and report immediately to a local law enforcement agency non-emergency number. Take photos, videos of license plates on vehicles. For further questions contact our group of Voices of Stewards
We create small batch and custom botanical remedies made in the Mojave Desert and Eugene, Oregon. Working with the flora of the Southwest and the Pacific North West. Offering education in the Mojave, Colorado and Sonoran Desert, connecting folks to the land while emphasizing stewardship and honoring the First People.
Every Leaf Speaks Botanical Studies offers an herbal apprenticeship, group and private events, Plant ID Hikes, Hands-On Herbal Workshops, Herbal Preparation series, Plant Surveys for property owners, Community Clean-Ups and Herbal Consultations.
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Christina Sanchez has a special connection with the desert, originally from a small community named Oasis in Eastern Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert she now calls the Morongo Basin in the Mojave Desert her home. Christina is the founder of Every Leaf Speaks Botanical Studies, she takes folks out into the desert to teach about and have them experience the diversity in desert ecosystems and encourage being stewards. In addition, Christina teaches bio-regional herbalism courses and encourages cultivating native medicinal and wild food gardens. Christina is an environmental activist, passionate about stewarding the land and being voices for the earth
Having studied botany, ecology, wild tending and clinical Western Herbalism at Columbines School of Botanical Studies, Traditional Western Herbalism at Green Wisdom Herbal Studies and the Wise Woman Tradition and Plant Spirit Medicine at Gaia School of Earth Healing.
Protecting the Joshua Trees
WILDCRAFTING IN THE DESERT
BEAUTY FROM THE DESERT
WILDCRAFTING WITH HOWIE BROUNSTEIN & CHRISTINA SANCHEZ
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