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Help Us Protect the Land


Desert X consults with site owners and environmental organizations to install artworks and welcome visitors in a manner in which the exhibition leaves no trace after it closes. Desert X adopted guidelines established by the Mojave Desert Land Trust to help artists responsibly engage with the land and its delicate ecosystems. The protocol calls for treading lightly during creation and visitation to avoid trampling vegetation, degrading soil, and disturbing wildlife in the creation of the art. At the necessary installation sites, Desert X offers access points, pathways, and parking to minimize impact on the land as well as a restoration plan to ensure the experience leaves no trace.

Desert X encourages visitors to follow Leave No Trace guidelines seth forth by the Mojave Desert Land Trust: Plan ahead and prepare, walk on designated paths, dispose of waste properly, leave what you find, respect wildlife, don’t smoke, and be considerate of other visitors. Download this ‘Leave No Trace’ guide for more information.

Download ‘Leave No Trace’ Guide

Attached is an artists’ guide to appreciate and responsibly interact with our deserts.

Download ‘A Conscious Artist’s Checklist’