Joshua Tree National Park News
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Missing person search for Trammell Evans continues at Joshua Tree National Park
May 8, 2023 | 12:56 pm
The Joshua Tree Search and Rescue team (JOSAR) continues to search for missing hiker Trammell Evans.
Missing person search initiated at Joshua Tree National Park
May 6, 2023 | 3:20 pm
The National Park Service is conducting a missing person search in Joshua Tree National Park. Trammell Evans, 25, was last seen when he was dropped off at the Black Rock Campground on April 30, 2023, and he is believed to be traveling alone.
Black Rock Art Gallery Opening of Groundwork Arts - Put a Face On It: Character Paintings
May 1, 2023 | 12:23 pm
Joshua Tree National Park management is excited to announce a new exhibition of student creativity produced in partnership with Groundwork Arts, a Morongo Valley non-profit organization. This group brings professional practicing artists into local community schools to provide innovative educational opportunities to students, teachers, and families.
Automobile Break-ins in Joshua Tree National Park
April 17, 2023 | 9:35 am
Park rangers are investigating a theft from multiple vehicles in Joshua Tree National Park. On March 8, 2023, at approximately 5 pm, park rangers were dispatched to Hemingway Parking Lot for a report of theft from automobiles.
Black Rock Art Gallery Opening of Groundwork Arts - Art Trading Cards
March 23, 2023 | 9:56 am
Joshua Tree National Park management is excited to announce a new exhibition of student creativity produced in partnership with Groundwork Arts, a Morongo Valley non-profit organization.
Youth Conservation Corps applications now available
March 22, 2023 | 12:48 pm
This summer, Joshua Tree National Park will sponsor a 6-week Youth Conservation Corps program. Youths between the ages of 15 and 18 are encouraged to apply.
Joshua Tree park rangers announce new podcast: Where Two Deserts Meet
March 19, 2023 | 12:12 pm
Joshua Tree National Park rangers announce the new official park podcast, Where Two Deserts Meet. Meet our narrators, Donovan Smith and Ian Chadwick, as they explore some of the park’s most unique and special resources, including wildlife, night skies, and the changing desert landscape. The first five episodes are available on the park website at www.nps.gov/podcasts/desertsmeet.htm and on Apple Podcasts.
Joshua Tree National Park managers seek public input for 2023 OHV Restoration Grant
March 5, 2023 | 12:45 pm
Joshua Tree National Park is preparing a grant application for the 2023 California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) Restoration Grant. Funds awarded would be used to support several projects, including monitoring for incursions and invasive vegetation caused by illegal off-road driving activities, law enforcement patrolling, and creating educational products and signs to deter vehicles from driving off designated roads.
Joshua Tree National Park implements new backpacking permit system
February 1, 2023 | 10:03 am
Joshua Tree National Park will be implementing a new backpacking permit system effective March 1, 2023.
Joshua Tree National Park announces historic agreement with Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians
January 17, 2023 | 5:22 pm
Joshua Tree National Park is honored to announce a new agreement with the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians (TPBMI) formally signed today at a ceremony at the Tribal headquarters in Coachella, Calif. This agreement allows for continued cooperation and a path toward shared stewardship of park resources. The signing formalizes an important historic relationship, strengthening the park’s ongoing commitment to the shared stewardship of land and resources.