Banning, CA; Palm Springs, CA: Desert Protective Council, 1962-70. Thirteen issues of the staplebound newsletter, very good. Issues present are 27, 28, 34, 35, 39, 40, 43, 47-49, 53, 54, and 59. Generally eight or nine pages long. Randall Henderson was a longtime editor (he is the namesake of the Randall Henderson Loop Trail); others included Harry C. James, founder of the Trailfinders Organization, and Jane Pinheiro, founder of the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.
"El Paisano" refers to the roadrunner, a bird often seen on desert highways. The organization was devoted to protection of desert wilderness. Its first major project was preventing development in Joshua Tree National Monument.