Joshua Tree National Park

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.

Solar Power Is Valuable, But NPCA Report Says It Needs To Be Generated Away From National Parks

Solar energy is one key to sating the United States' energy appetite, but federal officials need to be careful not to overly impact national parks and other public lands when it comes to siting these facilities.

Enjoy The Perseid Meteor Showers In The National Parks

This coming weekend will be the perfect time to be camping in the backcountry of a national park, or at least visiting a national park that doesn't suffer from light pollution. That's because the annual Perseid Meteor Showers are scheduled to arrive Saturday, and a dark sky is the best sky to observe them.

Exploring Joshua Tree National Park

Don't let Africanized bees discourage you from visiting Joshua Tree National Park.

Missing Camper Found Dead In Joshua Tree National Park

A 41-year-old Canadian visitor reported missing in Joshua Tree National Park early Wednesday was found dead in the park later that day.
Before They In approaching Before They're Gone, A Family's Year-Long Quest to Explore America's Most Endangered National Parks, Michael Lanza desires to take his young son and daughter to places that most amazed him -- national parks -- before climate change alters their appearance too greatly.

Alternative Realities Discovered On Spring Break In Joshua Tree National Park

A week-long immersion into Joshua Tree National Park offers much more than a visit of a few days. For Oliwia Baney, a week in the park working alongside rangers and other Student Conservation Association volunteers revealed the disparities between life in, and beyond, a national park's boundaries.

Concert Featuring Rock Legends To Benefit Joshua Tree National Park Association

Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen, stalwarts in the ranks of rock-and-roll, will perform a benefit concert June 1 for the Joshua Tree National Park Association.

Alternative Spring Break: Seeing The Forest For The Joshua Trees

Alternative Spring Break -- time spent not on the beach, but in the national parks -- might not be for everyone, but for Student Conservation Association students, it can be a blast.

App Review: Field Guide, Tips For Photographing The American Wilderness

In his first app for the iPad, national parks photographer Ian Shive explores how he captures the best expressions of the American wilderness and leaves you with some helpful tips that can help you hone your photographic skills.

Mystery Photo 42 Revealed: The Rest of The Profile

It doesn't fly, but the object of this week's Mystery Photo can help you tell which way the wind is blowing.

Mojave Desert Land Trust Working To Secure Land for Wildlife Corridor Near Joshua Tree National Park

The Mojave Desert Land Trust, which in the past has engineered successful campaigns to protect lands for Joshua Tree National Park, is now embarking on a campaign to preserve a wildlife corridor important to the park.

Trails We Hiked During 2011

We managed to get out on some national park trails during 2011 -- not as many as we'd like, but still a few that brought smiles to our faces. Here's a look back at those trails.

A Year In The Parks, From Cape Lookout National Seashore To Glacier Bay National Park

The past year took me across the National Park System, from Cape Lookout National Seashore on the North Carolina coast to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska. The stories that spooled out from these trips into the National Park System told of advocacy and nurturing, of history and recreation, and even of controversy. Here's a look back.

Joshua Tree National Park To Co-Host Symposium On Parks And Economic Development

A half-day symposium will be held Tuesday to explore the economic connections between Joshua Tree National Park and its surrounding communities in California.

Joshua Tree National Park's 75th Anniversary Winding Down With Crossroads Conference

As the 75th anniversary celebration winds down at Joshua Tree National Park, the park will host its Crossroads Conference with talks on how climate change will impact the park and its resources.

Joshua Tree National Park Abandons General Management Plan Revision, Blue Ridge Parkway Proceeding With Its GMP

While Joshua Tree National Park officials have abandoned efforts to revise their long-range General Management Plan, preferring instead to focus on specific issues, Blue Ridge Parkway officials are moving ahead with their own GMP.

Lynn Hill Among Climbers Celebrating Joshua Tree National Park This Weekend

Lynn Hill, one of America's celebrated climbers, will be on hand this weekend when the 2011 Climb Smart Festival comes to Joshua Tree National Park to help the park celebrate it's 75th anniversary.

Birding in the National Parks: Track Your Birds On The Web With eBird

eBird is a helpful took courtesy of the folks at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society that makes it easier for you to keep track of your birding life-list. Let's take a closer look at how it functions.

Joshua Tree National Park Recovering From Flooding

Joshua Tree National Park, which was hit hard by flash floods on September 13, will reopen some areas along the Pinto Basin Road on Friday, according to park officials.

Flash Floods Cause Extensive Damage In Joshua Tree National Park

Flash-flooding Tuesday morning caused extensive damage in parts of Joshua Tree National Park, where parts of roads and the Cottonwood Campground were washed away. No visitors or park employees were injured and no vehicles were damaged, officials said.

Authorities Investigating Deaths of Two Visitors To Joshua Tree National Park

Authorities are investigating the deaths of a man and woman found in a rugged section of Joshua Tree National Park.

Special Photo Exhibit Features Rock Groups 'America' and the 'Eagles' At Joshua Tree National Park

It might seem to be an odd confluence, but Joshua Tree National Park is the backdrop for an exhibit of photographs and album cover art featuring such artists as America and the Eagles. But if you're familiar with the album covers, and the park, you understand the connection.
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