North American Deserts
This page contains basic information on the four North American Deserts: the Chihuahuan, Great Basin, Mojave, and the Sonoran.
The desert is a fragile environment. Deserts may seem more resilient than forest areas, but that is not true. Due to the scarcity of water, vegetation, and organic soils, these arid lands are particularly susceptible to physical damage from recreational use.
At this time these are outside links, so we cannot vouch for the content of these sites.
- Arid Lands Newsletter
- Audubon Society Nature Guides: Deserts
- Meet the Southwest Deserts
- Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country
- Sierra Club Naturalist's Guide: Deserts of the Southwest
Remember to bookmark this site before you venture off down these side trails. They lead to other Web sites that we do not control. We cannot vouch for the content on, nor do we endorse, these sites. The following links are intended to assist you in your quest for further related information. If you discover a broken link, or a link with inappropriate content, or know of a link that should be listed here, please let us know.
- Cacti Guide
Catalogs the different species in the family cactaceae.
- Caves of the North American Deserts
- Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute
Promotes public awareness, appreciation, and concern for the natural diversity of the Chihuahuan Desert region.
- Desert Glossary
- Desert Varnish and Lichen Crust
Exploring the Southwest.
More Outside Links