Volunteers Sought To Help Build Birding Database At Death Valley National Park

Planning is under way to develop a bird species baseline for Death Valley National Park, and volunteers are being sought to help with the data collection.
Birding the Southwestern National Parks (W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History Series) Just in case I wasn’t aware that I very badly need to do more birding in the Southwest, a copy of Birding the Southwestern National Parks by former Park Service employee Roland Wauer arrived in my mailbox. Now I find myself checking plane fare to Las Vegas, El Paso, and Los Angeles. This may be one of the most expensive book reviews I’ve ever written.

Death Valley National Park Earns International Dark Sky Park Recognition

Death Valley National Park has joined Big Bend National Park and Natural Bridges National Monument as the only units of the National Park System to gain gold certification as an International Dark Sky Park.

Death Valley Dreamscape

Death Valley National Park has some of the darkest night skies in the country, which make for incredible canvases to watch star shows on clear nights. Don't think so? Check out this video by Gavin Heffernan, Michael Darrow and Rachel Payne of Sunchaser Pictures.

Budget Cuts Forced On National Park Service By Failure To Avert Fiscal Cliff Could Be Crippling

Don't start planning your 2013 national park vacation just yet, for poised like the sword of Damocles over the National Park Service is the looming "fiscal cliff" that threatens to impact not only the agency but anyone considering a trip into the national parks next year.

First Death Valley Natural History Conference Seeking Papers

The 1st Death Valley Natural History Conference will be held November 15-17, 2013, at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center Auditorium in Death Valley National Park, and officials have issued a call for papers.

List Of Candidate Species Under Consideration For Endangered Species Act Protection Include At Least 12 From National Parks

In its annual list of species considered to be candidates for Endangered Species Act protection, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has cited at least 12 species that either can be found, or were found, in the National Park System.

Death Valley National Park Celebrates Updates to Furnace Creek Visitor Center

The Furnace Creek Visitor Center is the primary visitor information facility at Death Valley National Park, and after half a century of use, it was due for some upgrades. A weekend event earlier this month celebrated completion of the project.

Death Valley National Park Now Has Its Own Guide On The Traveler

You can add Death Valley National Park to the list of national parks that have their own "mini-guide" on the Traveler. Visit these pages and you'll find information on hiking, lodging, camping, birding, and more.

Creature Feature: A Fairy Of A Different Sort

Dotting the sandstone floors of the Colorado plateau are countless potholes -- shallow depressions that hold water only for short periods after rains. But during those wet periods, these potholes come to life with a variety of intriguing creatures, including fairy shrimp.