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  • Desertification Information Network - Data and links concerning desertification
  • Desert Research Institute - DRI is the environmental research division of University and Community College System of Nevada. Air, Land, Water Climate.
  • McDowell Sonoran Land Trust - work to preserve and protect open space in the Sonoran Desert
  • Office of Arid Lands Studies - Arizona Remote Sensing Center is housed in the Office of Arid Lands Studies, Univ. AZ
  • Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Utah's threatened red rock wilderness.
  • Trans Pecos Region - The Texas office of The Nature Conservancy, an international non-profit environmental organization.
  • University of Arizona - The International Arid Lands Consortium is an independent, nonprofit research organization supporting ecological sustainability in arid and semiarid lands worldwide.
  • University of Arizona - The Arid Lands Newsletter is a semiannual research magazine published both in print and online for an international readership of researchers, land managers, conservationists, and policy makers. It is a service of the Office of Arid Lands Studies at The University of Arizona.

    Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute
    P.O. Box 1334
    Alpine, TX 79831-1334

    Desert Protective Council, Inc.
    P.O.Box 3635
    San Diego, CA 92163-1635

    Desert Trail Association
    P.O. Box 589
    Burns, OR 97720

    Nevada Desert Experience
    POB 4487
    Las Vegas NV 89127

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