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Rattlesnake Canyon during rain

Rattlesnake Canyon during rain | Photo by NPS/Hannah Schwalbe | Public Domain | Source

Official Press Releases

Artist in Residence Lauren Eisenberg Davis reads excerpts from her book and answers questions at Joshua Tree Visitor Center

Joshua Tree National Park Announces Art Exhibition


10/07/2019 - NPS

A multimedia art exhibition by ecologist and Joshua Tree National Park artist-in-residence Dr. Juniper Harrower, will open on Friday, October 18th, as the inaugural show at the new Black Rock Art Gallery located in Joshua Tree National Park.

Campsites at Black Rock

Joshua Tree to Conclude Shuttle Services


09/18/2019 - NPS

Joshua Tree National Park and the Morongo Basin Transit Authority will not be offering the free Roadrunner Shuttle Service in the fall of 2019.

February 2019 wildflowers on the bajada (Cottonwood)

Joshua Tree National Park to Hold Community Meetings


09/16/2019 - NPS

Joshua Tree National Park staff invites the public to attend a meeting exploring future park management strategies related to visitation and capacity issues.

Campsites at Black Rock

Joshua Tree National Park Announces Seasonal Campground Openings


08/28/2019 - NPS

Joshua Tree National Park staff will reopen all campgrounds on August 30, 2019 in anticipation of the upcoming busy season.

Honeybee

Joshua Tree National Park Celebrates 83rd Birthday


07/31/2019 - NPS

On August 10, Joshua Tree National Park celebrates a birthday.

Honeybee

Joshua Tree National Park to Temporarily Close Keys View Due to Bee Activity


07/18/2019 - NPS

​Park officials are closing the area to visitors for safety, as well as to reduce moisture from cars which attracts bees in the summer.

Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia) after Covington Fire

Fire Danger During 4th of July Holiday


07/01/2019 - NPS

​Park officials want to remind visitors to be extra vigilant with fire during the upcoming 4t​h​ of July holiday.

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Robin Kobaly named Recipient of the 2018 Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award


03/11/2019 - JTNPA

The Joshua Tree National Park Association is pleased to announce Robin Kobaly, a professional biologist with over twenty years of experience as an interpretive specialist, as the recipient of the 2018 Minerva Hoyt Conservation Award.

Potted plants at Native Plant Nursery

Joshua Tree National Park Association Hosts A Community Thank You Event


02/07/2019 - JTNPA

The Joshua Tree National Park Association has announced a day long community thank you event on Tuesday, February 12.

Flooding from monsoon rainfall in the Pinto Basin; Fried Liver Wash

Heavy Rains Cause Road Closures In Joshua Tree National Park


02/04/2019 - NPS

Due to heavy rain activity on Saturday, February 2, park officials have closed all dirt roads in the park.

Sunrise

Joshua Tree National Park Resumes Full Operations


01/28/2019 - NPS

With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Joshua Tree National Park have resumed regular operations.

Bighorn Pass Road crosses Queen Valley

Joshua Tree National Park to Remain Accessible


01/10/2019 - NPS

Previously Announced Temporary Closure No Longer Necessary.

Joshua Tree Visitor Center

Joshua Tree Visitor Center Reopens


01/08/2019 - JTNPA

The Joshua Tree National Park Association (JTNPA) will reopen its Joshua Tree Visitor Center (JTVC) effective immediately.

Minerva Hoyt

2018 Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award Call for Nominations


12/17/2018 - JTNPA

The Joshua Tree National Park Association is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the fifteenth Annual Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award.

Pat Flanagan and the 2017 Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award

Joshua Tree National Park Association awards 2017 Minerva Hoyt Conservation Award to 29 Palms Inn Naturalist Pat Flanagan


05/09/2018 - JTNPA

The Joshua Tree National Park Association has awarded the 2017 Minerva Hoyt Conservation Award to Pat Flanagan, in recognition of her outstanding contributions in stewardship, education, research, and preservation of the California deserts.

Pat Flanagan and the 2017 Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award

Pat Flanagan Named Recipient of the 2017 Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award


04/04/2018 - JTNPA

The Joshua Tree National Park Association is pleased to announce Pat Flanagan as the recipient of the 2017 Minerva Hoyt Conservation Award.

Joshua Tree National Park Association welcomes Jacqueline Guevara as their new Executive Director

Joshua Tree National Park Association Names New Executive Director


03/29/2018 - JTNPA

The Joshua Tree National Park Association welcomes Jacqueline Guevara as their new Executive Director.

Minerva Hoyt

2017 Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award Call for Nominations


12/26/2017 - JTNPA

The Joshua Tree National Park Association is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the fourteenth Annual Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award.