Joshua Tree

Landfill Development Finally Defeated at Joshua Tree National Park

No Trash, Just Treasure

Landfill Development Finally Defeated at Joshua Tree National Park

We’ve been treated to quite a spring here in the California desert. After experiencing the greatest Joshua tree bloom on […]

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of “Death Valley Dreamlapse”

Last week, staff at NPCA escaped for a few minutes into the desert—virtually, at least—as we marveled at the latest […]

The author's husband shows a Joshua tree at Joshua Tree National Park some love.

Why This Election Matters for National Parks

Note: This is the first of several stories on the upcoming presidential election. You can sign NPCA’s petition urging the […]

The endangered desert tortoise.

Valley on Fire

A Rallying Call to Save the Desert from Solar Sunburn

We are driving east on a rugged powerline road in Clark Mountain’s shadow. The 8,000-foot peak is covered in snow. […]

Volunteers help out at Joshua Tree National Park.

Restoring Land to Protect Joshua Tree National Park

What are the ingredients for a successful restoration event? Ours started with volunteers from the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), […]