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The Amargosa Conservancy is a non-profit land trust dedicated to protecting the land, water, and beauty of the Amargosa region. The organization was incorporated in 2005 by a small group of conservation minded individuals who realized that growing pressures on the regionís natural resources by planned human activities could pose a real threat to the long-term survivability of the flora and fauna.

The Amargosa River begins in Nevada, draining several thousand square miles of central Nevada. It flows south into California for over 100 miles, then flows north for 80 miles, ending its journey at Badwater in Death Valley. Along the way it is fed by numerous freshwater springs, geographically isolated from other areas. Many of these locations have evolved very specialized plants and animals that are endemic, which means they exist nowhere else in the world. These flora and fauna have evolved strategies to successfully deal with some of the most severe conditions on the planet, and it is vitally important that they and their genetic information be preserved.

Recent plans for large-scale energy production sites, commercial developments, and a steady population growth may be putting unsustainable pressure on the regions groundwater supply. An important part of our mission is to educate and inform the public about the limited nature of our common ground water, and to raise awareness about the unique and world-class natural resources in the area. If you would like to learn more about the Amargosa Conservancy visit their website or contact them at P.O. Box 63 Shoshone, CA 92384.

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