The mission of the Mojave Desert Ecosystem Program is to provide government agencies throughout the Mojave Desert with solutions and services to better accomplish their assigned tasks.
The Mojave Desert Ecosystem Program has a long history of partners from federal, state, local and educational. Much of the success the program has achieved is through partnerships supporting various efforts. Below is an overview of current and past partners the program has dealt with over the years:
Southern Nevada Agency Partnership (SNAP)
Department of Defense Affiliates
Department of the Interior Affiliates
US Geological Survey EROS Data Center
California Historical Resources Information System
China Lake NAS - US Navy
MCAGCC - US Marine Corps**Non-Federal website
The Mojave Desert Ecosystem Program began as a significant effort to compile and integrate a very large body of spatial and temporal information covering approximately 80,000 square miles. It was the first of its kind to organize a detailed, environmentally oriented, digital geographic database set over an entire ecoregion. MDEP emerged as a multi-agency cooperative effort that transcended both administrative and geopolitical boundaries. MDEP was instrumental in providing dynamic, sustainable, land management decision-making at the ecosystem level. Its numerous geospatial databases and partnerships, developed throughout the implementation of the program, provided land managers in the region a platform from which to successfully sustain long-term mission accomplishment in the face of encroachment, funding uncertainties, and deteriorating natural resources.