We have a new website dedicated to the Western Joshua Tree, we will continue to update on this website but please visit PROTECT THE JOSHUA TREES

On August 20, 2020, the Western Joshua Tree was listed as a candidate species for protection under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). In April 2022, the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) commission will make a final recommendation if the species is warranted permanent listing. Public comments will be accepted regarding the Western Joshua Tree CESA listing. It is not too late to email or mail a letter to the CDFG commission. CLICK HERE FOR EXAMPLE LETTER.

While it is illegal to take (kill, remove) the Western Joshua Tree, we still find Joshua Trees being illegally removed and disposed of.

If you witness the removing, cutting, or transplanting of the WJT, report the incident to CDFW - CalTIP at 1-888-334-2258. If the incident occurs in Yucca Valley or Palmdale, report it to code enforcement. In addition contact the local non-emergency law enforcement agency.  

Yucca Valley code enforcement (760) 369-6575. Palmdale (661) 267-5233