Reader Participation Day: Which Flowers Mean "Spring Is Here" In The National Parks?

The spring and early summer blooming season is well underway in much of the country, and for many people that brings to mind some specific varieties of wildflowers or blooming trees or shrubs that they associate with a particular National Park Service area. Do you have any favorite "park flowers"?

Vandalism Continues In Joshua Tree National Park, Leads To Closure Of Rattlesnake Canyon

A recent spate of vandalism has prompted Joshua Tree National Park officials to close the Rattlesnake Canyon area to the public for the near term.

Purchase Prevents Land Near Joshua Tree National Park From Becoming Housing Development

A 600+-acre track of land near Joshua Tree National Park that was to become a housing development instead has been purchased by two conservation groups that intend to leave it undeveloped and used for educational and recreational purposes.

Construction On Pinto Road In Joshua Tree National Park Starts Monday

If you're heading to Joshua Tree National Park next week, you should know that about 11 miles of the Pinto Basin Road will be reconstructed, beginning Monday.

Joshua Tree National Park Boasts Three Previously Unknown Species Of Trapdoor Spiders, One Named After Bono

Three previously unknown species of trapdoor spiders have been discovered in Joshua Tree National Park, and scientists have named one after Bono of the rock band U2 in honor or their Joshua Tree album.

A Five-Pack Of Parks Where Winter Is Anything But Off-Season

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From snowsports to whale watching, America’s national parks have it all come winter. Check out our five-pack of parks where winter gives you the entire country's worth of geographical getaways.

Prickly Job Ahead At Joshua Tree National Park

This is one thorny job. Beginning October 15 and continuing through the end of December, a contractor will be working along the Pinto Basin Road in Joshua Tree National Park to salvage up to 800 cholla plants prior to a road straightening project slated to begin in 2013

Joshua Tree National Park Association Celebrating 50 Years Of Park Partnership

A 50th anniversary celebration is planned October 3 for the Joshua Tree National Park Association, which long has supported the park's education and interpretation mission.

Joshua Tree National Park Peak Named In Honor Of Minerva Hoyt

A mountain in Joshua Tree National Park has been officially named after Minerava Hoyt in honor of her efforts to see the park designated.

Access Fund, Friends Of Joshua Tree Correct Climbing Violations In Joshua Tree National Park

When backcountry violations where discovered in designated wilderness in Joshua Tree National Park, The Access Fund and Friends of Joshua Tree jumped into action to correct them.