JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS TO REPORT GRAFFITI, VANDALISM

Joshua Tree National Park, as well as many other parks across the country, has experienced a notable increase in visitation in recent years. With that increase also means an increase of graffiti and acts of intentional vandalism within the park. Park Superintendent David Smith says that while 99 percent of

…View Full Story…

SIGN UP BY APRIL 14 FOR PARK-TO-PARK BIKE RIDE

The City of Twentynine Palms, in conjunction with the Joshua Tree National Park and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, are sponsoring the first annual Park-to-Park Bike Ride and Earth Day educational fair. Kirby Davis has all the details…

Attention bicycle enthusiasts, mark your calendar for April 29 for

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART FESTIVAL OPENS TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree National Park Association’s Art Festival has been celebrating the inspiration of nature for 25 years. This year’s festival, set for April 7 through 9, will feature 30 local and regional artists who will show and sell their work and share their personal interpretation of Joshua Tree National

…View Full Story…

SAVE THE DATE FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASSOCIATION ART FESTIVAL 

The Joshua Tree National Park Association’s Art Festival has been celebrating the inspiration of nature for 25 years. This year’s festival, set for April 7 through 9, will feature 30 local and regional artists who will show and sell their work and share their personal interpretation of Joshua Tree National

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASKS VISITORS TO LOOK OUT AFTER 3 TORTOISES KILLED

After three Desert Tortoises were killed in the park last week, Joshua Tree National Park is asking visitors, specifically those driving in the park, to look out for wildlife on the roadways and in parking lots. The three desert tortoises were killed by vehicles, two run over in a campground.

…View Full Story…

1 KILLED, 1 INJURED IN TWO FALLS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OVER THE WEEKEND

County firefighters responded to two separate rock-climbing falls in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday, in which one man was killed and another seriously injured. About 4:10 p.m., the man, whose name has not yet been released by the Coroner’s Department, was climbing the Cyclops route near Hidden Valley when he

…View Full Story…

WILDFLOWER BLOOM A LITTLE LATE AND FARTHER SOUTH

This year’s wildflower bloom is a little late and pretty far south. Reporter David Haldane made the drive for his first whiff of spring… It took a lot longer than we expected. All the way down Pinto Basin Road, nearly two hours, to the Cottonwood Visitor Center in Joshua Tree

…View Full Story…

CAMPING AT CAPACITY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is struggling with over capacity visitation and managing the crowds. Park Ranger George Land is warning prospective visitors that there are just not enough Park camping sites to go around and there are rules on camping… As visitation to Joshua Tree National Park increases, many people

…View Full Story…

EXPERIMENTAL PLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A single-engine, experimental plane made an emergency landing in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday. According to Park spokesman George Land, the plane landed on Pinto Basin Road, close to Smoketree Wash, about 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. There were no injuries or damages to the plane. Park employees contacted the Federal

…View Full Story…

PLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A single-engine, experimental plane made an emergency landing in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday. According to a Park spokesman, the plane landed on Pinto Basin Road, close to Smoketree Wash, about 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. There were no injuries or damages to the plane. Park employees contacted the Federal Aviation

…View Full Story…

NATIONAL PARKS FACING BACKLOGS ON MAINTENANCE MAY HAVE TO RESTRICT ACCESS

The nation’s national park system is facing unprecedented use and unprecedented costs. Reporter David Haldane explains… A record number of visitors are enjoying America’s national parks, including the one in Joshua Tree. That’s both a blessing and a curse, park advocates say: with a $12 billion backlog in needed maintenance

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AT FULL CAPACITY, CAMPING AT A PREMIUM

Our Joshua Tree National Park is at full capacity, and park spokesman George Land says campgrounds are going fast. Rather than be disappointed, park visitors are being urged to check before they make the drive…

Joshua Tree National Park is experiencing a record number of visitors. While it’s great to

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CLIMBING AREA CLOSED

A pair of nesting red-tailed hawks has temporarily closed some climbing routes in Joshua Tree National Park. Park Superintendent David Smith announced that all public entry and activities in the area described as Morongo Man Cliffs—about one-half mile northwest of the Split Rock parking lot—are prohibited during the hawks’ nesting

…View Full Story…

CAMPGROUND RULES AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park Ranger George Land reminds campers of some visitation rules…

As visitation to Joshua Tree National Park increases, many people are making the trip to come in and enjoy the park, including those who wish to camp. The park has eight campgrounds and a total of 494

…View Full Story…

MINERVA HOYT CALIFORNIA DESERT CONSERVATION AWARD-WINNER ANNOUNCED

The Joshua Tree National Park Association has announced that Cindy Zacks is the winner of the 13th annual Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award. The award honors those who have been an example of environmental leadership, inspiring past and future generations to take on the challenges the California deserts face.

…View Full Story…

SAVE THE DATE FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASSOCIATION ART FESTIVAL

The Joshua Tree National Park Association’s Art Festival has been celebrating the inspiration of nature for 25 years. This year’s festival, set for April 7 through 9, will feature 30 local and regional artists who will show and sell their work and share their personal interpretation of Joshua Tree National

…View Full Story…

TWENTYNINE PALMS ROAD TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, UTAH TRAIL, CLOSED FOR PAVING

If you’re planning on going to Joshua Tree National Park through the Twentynine Palms entrance today (Thursday, March 9), you better make other plans. The city of Twentynine Palms is paving Utah Trail from 29 Palms Highway to the park’s entrance gate today, and the road will be closed until

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK APPLIES FOR OHV ENFORCEMENT GRANT

Unauthorized or illegal off-highway vehicle use in Joshua Tree National Park negatively impacts wildlife, vegetation, cultural resources, and other ecological processes in the park. Often, the damage comes from inadvertent incursions because riders have no way of knowing they have crossed a park boundary. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us about

…View Full Story…

NESTING HAWKS CLOSE CLIMBING AREA IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A pair of nesting red-tailed hawks has temporarily closed some climbing routes in Joshua Tree National Park. Park Superintendent David Smith announced that all public entry and activities in the area described as Morongo Man Cliffs—about one-half mile northwest of the Split Rock parking lot—are prohibited during the hawks’ nesting

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CLIMBING FORUM WEDNESDAY

Attention climbers and rock climbing supporters: Joshua Tree National Park will host a public meeting about climbing in the park this Wednesday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you when and where…

Joshua Tree National Park will host a public meeting Wednesday, March 8, to discuss climbing in the park. The

…View Full Story…