Joshua Tree National Park News
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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.
National Park Service announces David Smith as Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s new superintendent
January 9, 2023 | 3:27 pm
The National Park Service (NPS) has selected David Smith, a 31-year veteran of the agency, as the new permanent superintendent of Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) beginning late January 2023. Smith has been the superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park since September 2014.
Hiker Fatality in Rattlesnake Canyon in Joshua Tree National Park
January 9, 2023 | 2:45 pm
Late on January 7, 2023, Joshua Tree National Park rangers responded to a report of an injured hiker who had fallen in Rattlesnake Canyon in the Indian Cove district of the park.
Black Rock Art Gallery Opening of RUST
January 4, 2023 | 6:33 am
Joshua Tree National Park management is pleased to announce a new art exhibition by Joshua Tree-based artist Ben Allanoff.
Temporary Closure of 49 Palms Hiking Trail in Joshua Tree National Park
January 4, 2023 | 6:20 am
Beginning January 9, 2023, and lasting through late March 2023, Joshua Tree National Park managers will close the 49 Palms Trail to allow necessary maintenance to take place.
Joshua Tree Celebrates Native American Heritage Month
November 9, 2022 | 2:50 pm
Joshua Tree National Park management is pleased to join the National Park Service in celebrating Native American Heritage Month, and in honoring the 15 traditionally associated tribal communities as the original stewards of the land on which Joshua Tree National Park now sits.
Black Rock Art Gallery Opening of static equilibrium
September 28, 2022 | 8:20 am
Joshua Tree National Park management is pleased to announce a new art exhibition by 2017 Joshua Tree National Park Artist-In-Residence Koichi Yamamoto. static equilibrium is a series of intaglio prints on Japanese kozo paper formed into kites that explore the dynamism and power of the wind.
Joshua Tree National Park to Celebrate Desert Tortoise Week
September 22, 2022 | 10:39 am
Easily one of the most identifiable desert icons, the Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) is celebrated October 3-7, 2022 at desert conservation organizations such as national parks, zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, as well as in schools across the desert southwest.
Black Rock Art Gallery Opening of Into the Mojave: Desert Flora Exhibition
August 29, 2022 | 3:34 pm
Joshua Tree National Park management is pleased to announce a new art exhibition by former Mojave National Preserve Artist in Residence, Mollie Doctrow. Into the Mojave is a series of black and white woodcut prints that explore complex forms of nature through shape, line, contrast, and rhythm, depicting natural forms accurately and expressively.
UPDATE - Pinto Basic Road Reopens After Flood Event at Joshua Tree National Park
August 19, 2022 | 10:45 am
Pinto Basin Road has reopened after flood events damaged this roadway earlier in the week. Dirt is still present on the road and will remain short-term as weather forecasts predict additional rain over the weekend. Drive with caution.