Our Board of Directors

David Lamfrom, President

David Lamfrom is honored to serve as the inaugural President of the Mojave National Preserve Conservancy’s board of directors. David lives and works in the California Desert and is the California Desert Program Manager for National Parks Conservation Association.

Dennis Schramm, Director

Dennis is the former superintendent of Mojave National Preserve, having served in that position for 5 years. He recently retired from a 33 year career with the National Park Service. Dennis grew up in southern Nevada and completed graduate studies in desert botany by studying a mountain range in Death Valley. Dennis has spent over 25 years living in the Mojave Desert ecosystem. He now resides in Lafayette, Colorado with his wife Marcia. 

Michael Gordon, Director

Michael Gordon is a professional landscape photographer (http://www.michael-gordon.com) and California native whose passion for exploring California’s deserts is exceeded only by his desire to preserve and protect them for future generations. Michael has served on the Board of Directors for the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association, and his 20-year service as volunteer ranger in the San Gorgonio Wilderness earned him a President’s Gold Volunteer Award. His photographs have been instrumental in the campaigns of The Wilderness Society, Campaign for America’s Wilderness, National Parks Conservation Association, and others.

Shaun Gonzales, Director

Shaun Gonzales is a desert activist who grew up in the Mojave Desert and enjoys exploring the southwest. He has worked to promote desert conservation through his blog (http://www.mojavedesertblog.com), social media, and photography.

Paula Jacoby-Garrett, Director

Paula Jacoby-Garrett moved to the desert southwest over 25 years ago and has a special love and passion for public lands and wilderness. She is a research scientist and educator in the Las Vegas area, specializing in desert ecosystems. Paula’s latest projects have been with a historical ranch in the Piute Valley and on endemic butterflies of the Spring Mountains.


Happenings and events in, around, and affecting the Mojave National Preserve.

STAR PARTY in the Mojave National Preserve – October 17, 2015: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED due to this weekend's weather forecast and will be postponed (clear skies required). Please stay tuned to for rescheduling. Read more

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, September 15, 2015: Mojave National Preserve Conservancy Board of Directors Meeting Minutes. September 15, 2015 Read more

Spring 2015 MNPC Newsletter: The Spring 2015 newsletter of the Mojave National Preserve Conservancy. Read more

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, May 27, 2015: Mojave National Preserve Conservancy Board of Directors Meeting Minutes. May 27, 2015 Read more

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, May 2015: Mojave National Preserve Conservancy Board of Directors Meeting Minutes. May 6, 2015 Read more

Current Conditions

Barstow-Daggett Airport

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  • Temp: 48°F
  • Wind: ENE at 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.07" Hg (1018 hPa)


  • clear skies
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  • Temp: 55°F
  • Wind: NNE at 12 mph
  • Barometer: 30.06" Hg (1018 hPa)

Las Vegas

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  • Clouds: Mostly cloudy
  • Temp: 48°F
  • Wind: N at 16 mph, gusting to 26 mph
  • Barometer: 30.03" Hg (1017 hPa)


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