Algodones Dunes Traveling Photographic Exhibit Comes to Los Angeles

NEWS RELEASE: for immediate release
NATURAL TRAILS AND WATERS COALITION - Washington DC
CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY - Idyllwild CA and Tucson AZ
DESERT PROTECTIVE COUNCIL - San Diego CA
VISUALJOURNEYS Los Angeles CA

Los Angeles, CA - The Natural Trails and Waters Coalition, Center for Biological Diversity and Desert Protective Council along with West Coast Imaging and others have teamed up with LA-based photographer Andrew Harvey to create a visually stunning and fascinating photographic exhibition exploring Southern California's Algodones Dunes. This traveling photographic exhibit, has already been seen by almost 350,000 people in California, Arizona and Nevada since the tour began in August of last year. The exhibit engages the public in a memorable visual experience while inviting them to learn more about the natural history of the Algodones Dunes, the importance of preserving the diverse array of animals and plants that depend on this fragile ecosystem, and the looming threat to our environment posed by the increased use of off-road vehicles on public lands.

The Algodones Dunes Photographic Tour is important and timely, as the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is updating their management plan for the dunes. Interior Secretary Gale Norton is leaning toward opening protected areas now closed to off-road vehicles, gravely threatening this unique and fragile Sonoran Desert habitat. Turning off-road vehicles loose on these areas would make the dunes more dangerous and inaccessible for other visitors, and would further jeopardize imperiled plants and animals that live only at the Algodones Dunes-surviving no other place on Earth.

This is a rare opportunity to view a photographic exhibit with breathtaking visual imagery that also raises public awareness of an immediate environmental threat to our public lands.

Learn more about the Algodones Dunes: www.biologicaldiversity.org