Joshua Tree National Park

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.

Friends Group Donates Truck To Joshua Tree National Park For Search-and-Rescue

Getting around big, rugged parks such as Joshua Tree National Park can be tricky without the right rig. Fortunately for Joshua Tree's rangers, Friends of Joshua Tree have donated a heavy duty pickup truck for search-and-rescue operations.

Pick Your Park At National Parks Traveler

Looking for information to help you plan your national park vacation? Today the Traveler is rolling out the first in a series of "park profile" pages to help you with your homework.

A Tale of Two Joshua Trees

All trees are not created equal. While that statement can be proved in any forest, in Joshua Tree National Park the park's namesake trees really define that statement.

Enjoy The National Parks This Summer...But Don't Overlook Your Safety

With the summer travel season officially here, millions of folks will be heading out into the National Park System in the coming months. If you're one of them, just remember to be mindful of your safety, and that of your family and friends.

Corporate Relations And The National Parks: Good Deal?

While corporate support can be vital to the health of national parks, whether to accept that support can be a challenging question, particularly in these times of financial stress and overall declines in charitable giving.

Easy Park Hikes -- The Cholla Cactus Garden In Joshua Tree National Park

While there are many long-distance hikes you can take in Joshua Tree National Park, sometimes the heat can just be too much. But even if it's the middle of the day, a stroll down the Cholla Cactus Garden path is well-worth your time to learn about these curious cacti.

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree sunrise, copyright QT Luong, www.terragalleria.com/parks

A geologic showcase that is a climber's gymnasium, plus two different desert settings, are on display in Joshua Tree National Park. Straddling the geographic divide that splits the Mojave Desert from an element of the Sonoran Desert, the park located about two hours east of Los Angeles in Southern California is both a day tripper's paradise and an adventurer's escape.

Kicking Off National Park Week By Getting Dirty At Joshua Tree National Park

National Park Week arrived in Southern California with hot, dry, sunny weather, and a volunteer effort indicative of the good that can be done for national parks when the need is demonstrated.

Climate Change Expected To Drive Joshua Trees From 90 Percent Of Its Range Within 60-90 Years

By the end of the century, possibly sooner, a hotter climate likely will wipe out Joshua trees from 90 percent of their current range, which includes Joshua Tree National Park, according to U.S. Geological Survey researchers.

Supreme Court Declines To Review Issue Of Landfill Next To Joshua Tree National Park

Though the U.S. Supreme Court has shown no desire to consider whether the country's largest garbage dump should be allowed next to Joshua Tree National Park, that decision doesn't necessarily end the project.

Climbing Community Differs With National Park Service Over Fixed Anchors In Wilderness

If you've ever sat back in El Capitan Meadow in Yosemite National Park to watch climbers ascending that massive granite wall from which the meadow takes its name, odds are you never noticed the "hundreds" of fixed anchors climbers have over the years drilled into that monolith. And yet, they're there.
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For Women Only: 5 Percent Discount On National Park Treks With Call of the Wild

Sorry guys, this offer isn't for you...unless you want to treat your wife, girlfriend, or sister to a "women only" guided trek through some of the West's national park landscapes.

Seminars at Joshua Tree National Park Will Explore Mysteries of the Desert and Teach Survival Skills

Deserts are fascinating places, but they also can be harsh and deadly if you're not prepared. With that in mind, a series of programs coming to Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park next month can give you the information and tools to enjoy, and survive, the desert.

Joshua Tree National Park to Kickoff 75th Birthday Celebration Later This Month

A year-long celebration of Joshua Tree National Park's 75th birthday kicks off January 29 when a celebration is held at Copper Mountain College in the town of Joshua Tree.

111th Congress Did Well When it Comes to National Park Wilderness, But It Could Have Done Better

A review of how Congress acted on wilderness legislation shows that the National Park System benefited quite nicely during the 111th session, but it could have fared better.

Keys Ranch Tours at Joshua Tree National Park are a Hit – Reservations Needed in 2011

When Bill and Frances Key homesteaded in the rugged Mohave Desert of Southern California in the early 1900s, they couldn't possibly have imagined that a century later, visitors to a national park would be taking tours of their ranch. The tours in Joshua Tree National Park have become so popular that as of January 1, 2011, reservations will be needed for the guided walks.

Joshua Tree National Park Gearing Up For 75th Anniversary

Joshua Tree National Park is gearing up for its 75th anniversary, which arrives next year, and has created a separate website to help you stay abreast of news and events associated with the year-long celebration.
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