Area: Approximately 58 acres
Location: Palm Springs , Riverside County, CA
Date Acquired: 2013
Acquisition Type: CNLM holds a conservation easement to protect the imperiled species and their habitats on the preserve. The preserve is owned by third party.
Key Habitats: Desert Scrub
Species of Special Interest to CNLM: Caseys June beetle (Dinacoma caseyi)
The Bogert Wash Preserve was set aside in 2013 as mitigation for impacts to U.S. waters and Casey’s June beetle (Dinacoma caseyi) habitat due to the construction of the Bogert Bridge, which is just southwest of the Preserve.
The Preserve is within the boundaries of the Palm Canyon Wash, a significant wash that comes out of the surrounding mountains in the southern reaches of Palm Springs. This is all desert wash scrub consisting of mostly cheesebush (Hymenoclea Salsola), smoketree (Psorothamnus spinosus), desert willow (Chilopsis linearis), brittlebush (Encelia farinosa), sweet bush (Bebbia juncea), and sandpaper plant (Petalonyx thurberi). The Preserve is in the upper reaches of the wash, and is only rarely inundated, leaving prime sandy wash for Casey’s June beetle.
We monitor the Preserve for compliance and adherence to the conservation easement.
Please contact the preserve manager for information about public access.
The Preserve contains a portion of the Henderson-Garstin Loop trail. Hiking and horseback riding are allowed in the Preserve (via the Henderson-Garstin Loop or via Palm Canyon Wash), but motorized vehicles are not.
For information about the Bogert Wash Preserve or Center for Natural Lands Management , please contact Preserve Manager, Ginny Short at email@example.com.