Lorien Walsh joins SWCA as the new Director of Communications and Creative Services. In this role, Lorien will provide leadership, develop strategies, and foster collaborative partnerships with internal stakeholders to further SWCA’s brand and position in the industry.
On March 9, 2023, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) published its 12-month finding that the Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia [western Joshua tree] and Yucca jaegeriana [eastern Joshua tree]) does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. This conclusion comes after a second in-depth review of the two Joshua tree species. The USFWS reviewed threats to the species such as wildfire, invasive species, climate impacts, and habitat loss and fragmentation.