BLACK ROCK SYMPOSIUM FOCUSES ON DESERT PARK CHALLENGES

BLACK ROCK SYMPOSIUM FOCUSES ON DESERT PARK CHALLENGES

The popular Black Rock Symposium, sponsored by Copper Mountain College and Joshua Tree National Park, returns with a panel discussion on topics that affect Joshua Tree National Park and other California desert parks. Managing editor Tami Roleff has all the details on this free event…

The first event in the Black Rock symposium series will be “Challenges to California Desert National Parks and Monuments.” The panel will consist of Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith, Mojave National Preserve Superintendent Todd Suess, and Death Valley National Park Resource Division Chief Josh Hoines. Some of the topics they will discuss include: the parks’ economic impacts on local communities; the economic state of the parks; scientific advances and current projects; park visitor experiences; and a vision of the next decade. The moderator for this first event is Jeff Cummings, President of Copper Mountain College.

Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and Copper Mountain College, The symposium will be held at the Bell Center on the campus of Copper Mountain College, Friday, January 20, at 7 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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