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Joshua Tree National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Joshua Tree National Park - News section for more.

  • Visiting Joshua Tree National Park in Spring, 2024

    February 22, 2024 | 11:51 am

    March and April are traditionally the busiest months of the year at Joshua Tree National Park. The park expects high visitation during spring 2024 based on recent trends.

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  • Human Skeletal Remains Located in Joshua Tree National Park

    January 30, 2024 | 9:49 am

    On January 25, 2024, at 12:08 p.m., Joshua Tree National Park staff discovered human skeletal remains located off a trail in the Black Rock area of the park.

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  • Black Rock Art Gallery Opening of Metamorphic Modern

    January 2, 2024 | 11:54 am

    Joshua Tree National Park management is pleased to announce a new art exhibition by Joshua Tree-based artist Marcia Geiger. Metamorphic Modern is an exhibition of paintings that range from vehicles and abandoned buildings in the desert environment to the rich flora and fauna of the region.

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  • Prepare for High Traffic in Joshua Tree National Park During Holiday Season

    November 16, 2023 | 2:11 pm

    High traffic is anticipated on most weekends and during the week of Thanksgiving and the two weeks around Christmas and New Year's Day.

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  • Preventative Fire Management Program in Joshua Tree National Park

    November 7, 2023 | 4:02 pm

    Joshua Tree National Park fire management and vegetation staffs are preparing for a fuel reduction project beginning November 13, 2023. This project will manipulate vegetation to affect fire behavior in specific areas in order to protect Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia) and Joshua tree habitat.

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  • Joshua Tree National Park to Receive Grant from California State Parks’ Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Division

    September 27, 2023 | 12:03 pm

    Joshua Tree National Park management is honored to be among the local and federal agencies, districts, and non-profit organizations to receive a portion of a $33.5 million California State Parks’ Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Division (OHMVR) grant.

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  • Black Rock Art Gallery Opening of Sedimental

    September 18, 2023 | 8:26 am

    Joshua Tree National Park management is pleased to announce a new art exhibition by Joshua Tree-based artist Margeaux Walter, the Fall 2022 Artist in Residence. Sedimental is an exhibition of photographs in which the artist has photographed sections of the landscape, printed them onto fabric, and then sewn them into outfits and drapery.

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  • Joshua Tree National Park Announces Poetry-in-the-Parks with Jodie Hollander

    September 8, 2023 | 11:47 am

    Joshua Tree National Park staff are excited to announce poetry-in-the-park. Join poet Jodie Hollander for a series for a series of free poetry sessions, September 22-24 at various locations throughout the park. Advanced registration will be required for sessions and is limited to 25 participants.

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  • Park rangers announce new virtual museum exhibit: The People of the Desert

    September 1, 2023 | 10:24 am

    Joshua Tree National Park leadership is excited to announce the launch of the new virtual museum exhibit, “People of the Desert: Joshua Tree National Park Exhibit.” Developed by park staff and the National Park Service Museum Management Program, the virtual exhibit features over 200 objects, archival items, and historic photographs from the park museum collection.

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  • Joshua Tree National Park rangers win two national awards: The Tilden Freeman and The Excellence in Wilderness Stewardship

    August 24, 2023 | 1:58 pm

    For their contributions to interpretation, wilderness stewardship, and volunteerism, five park rangers from Joshua Tree National Park received two separate national awards during a ceremony held in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 23.

    Read more at nps.gov