Low Desert WMA

Region covered : Parts of Riverside/San Diego Counties

Chair: Ilima Hawkins, USDA Natural Resource Conservaton Service

General contact: Ilima Hawkins at 760-342-4624 ext 124 or ilima.hawkins@ca.usda.gov

Meetings: Held twice a year, location varies

Formed: 2004

Low Desert WMA
Saltcedar work party organized by the Low Desert WMA.

Outreach Summary:

   Publications

  • Five Worst Weeds brochure

Project Highlights:

   Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains NM saltcedar removal

  • The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument is adjacent to Palm Springs and the desert communities of the Coachella Valley. The Low Desert WMA recieved a grant from the California Department of Food & Agriculture for the eradication of Salt cedar within the National Monument. Methods for controlling weeds in this project are mechanical, chemical and hand pulling.
    Project partners: California Department of Fish & Game, United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Friends of Desert Mountains volunteers and the United States Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management.

Organizations on WMA’s MOU

  • Riverside & San Diego Conservation & Development Council
  • United States Natural Resource Conservation Service
  • United States Geological Survey
  • United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service
  • United States Fish & Wildlife Service
  • United States Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management
  • University of California Natural Reserve System
  • University of California Cooperative Extension
  • Southern Low Desert Resource Conservation District
  • Sonny Bono Salton Sea Wildlife Refuge
  • San Diego County Agriculture Commission
  • Riverside County Agriculture Commission
  • Palo Verde Water District
  • United States Department of Interior National Park Service
  • Friends of Desert Mountains
  • Desert Managers Group
  • Coachella Valley Water District
  • Center for Natural Lands Management
  • California Native Plant Society
  • California State Parks & Recreation
  • California Department of Transportation
  • California Department of Fish & Game
  • California Department of Food & Agriculture
  • Southern Low Desert Resource Conservation & Development