Joshua Tree National Park
It was a (hopefully not) one of those once-in-a-lifetime visits to a far off national park, and I was flat on my back. That, however, was not all bad at Virgin Islands National Park on the Caribbean island of St. John, where basking under the February sun on the sugar-sand beaches in between snorkeling adventures is de rigueur. Preferably with a cool drink in hand and a rattan mat beneath you.
Holiday events, and concerns over light pollution from solar power projects, are among the news flowing from around the National Park System.
Heads will be tilted back and eyes gazing overhead on November 23 at Joshua Tree National Park when the park, in partnership with Celestron Telescopes, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, American Park Network, and the Joshua Tree National Park Association, hosts an astronomy event.
A 40-acre parcel of valuable wildlife habitat has been acquired near the northern boundary of Joshua Tree National Park by the Mojave Desert Land Trust.
How much is the closure of the National Park System costing the country in daily economic stimulus? According to figures calculated by Climate Progress, right around $76 million.
Crews at Joshua Tree National Park in California are continuing to cleanup flood debris from a storm early this month, but there's no timetable for when roads and trails closed by the mess will reopen to the public.
Unless things change, it will take centuries for many national parks to have truly clean air, according to the National Parks Conservation Association, which wants the Obama administration to close loopholes that stand in the way of improving air quality.
The annual Perseid Meteor showers are coming up next month, and the Mojave Desert Land Trust is throwing a party to watch the star show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don't let Africanized bees discourage you from visiting 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.