Banning, CA: Desert Protective Council Educational Foundation, 1962. 9p., staplebound newsletter, bears a mailing-convenient transverse foldline else very good. Singleton copy. Topics: Udall moratorium; roadside rests okayed; Riverside Land Office; educational programs; organizational change; 'Wildland News' to cease publication; Rainbow Bridge controversy; Native American homes finally plumbed; dams; pesticides. - 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.