NPCA's Park Advocate » Joshua Tree http://parkadvocate.org News and views of the National Parks Conservation Association Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:14:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 No Trash, Just Treasure http://parkadvocate.org/no-trash-just-treasure-landfill-development-finally-defeated-at-joshua-tree-national-park/ http://parkadvocate.org/no-trash-just-treasure-landfill-development-finally-defeated-at-joshua-tree-national-park/#comments Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:14:34 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=3470 By David Lamfrom, California Desert Senior Program Manager We’ve been treated to quite a spring here in the California desert. After experiencing the greatest Joshua tree bloom on record this past April, one of our hardest-fought battles finally ended in victory last month—NPCA and our supporters have defeated the Eagle Mountain Landfill proposal once and […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/no-trash-just-treasure-landfill-development-finally-defeated-at-joshua-tree-national-park/feed/ 3 Best of the ’Net: The Get Outside Edition http://parkadvocate.org/best-of-the-net-the-get-outside-edition/ http://parkadvocate.org/best-of-the-net-the-get-outside-edition/#comments Fri, 10 May 2013 12:07:33 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=3251 Best of the ’Net is NPCA’s weekly roundup of fun park-related stuff online. I love spring! You see more and more people getting outside enjoying our parks. I have a few things to help get you outdoors this week, including tips for your next trip to Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, an excuse to […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/best-of-the-net-the-get-outside-edition/feed/ 0 Best of the ‘Net: A Roundup of Fun Park Stuff Online–the “Signs of Spring” Edition http://parkadvocate.org/best-of-the-net-a-roundup-of-fun-park-stuff-online-the-signs-of-spring-edition/ http://parkadvocate.org/best-of-the-net-a-roundup-of-fun-park-stuff-online-the-signs-of-spring-edition/#comments Fri, 12 Apr 2013 17:23:03 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=3067 This week in Washington, D.C., it finally feels like spring. Not only could I feel it in the air, the internet was buzzing with the season, too. You know it is spring when… Grand Teton National Park hosts its own March Madness competition with wildlife that is found in the park. This year’s Grand Teton […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/best-of-the-net-a-roundup-of-fun-park-stuff-online-the-signs-of-spring-edition/feed/ 0 VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of “Death Valley Dreamlapse” http://parkadvocate.org/video-behind-the-scenes-of-death-valley-dreamlapse/ http://parkadvocate.org/video-behind-the-scenes-of-death-valley-dreamlapse/#comments Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:26:11 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=2568 Last week, staff at NPCA escaped for a few minutes into the desert—virtually, at least—as we marveled at the latest video by Sunchaser Pictures, “Death Valley Dreamlapse” (below). Little did we know that the film crew captured these solitary dunes and spinning, swirling stars by traveling to a remote valley of the national park in […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/video-behind-the-scenes-of-death-valley-dreamlapse/feed/ 0 Why This Election Matters for National Parks http://parkadvocate.org/why-this-election-matters-for-national-parks/ http://parkadvocate.org/why-this-election-matters-for-national-parks/#comments Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:35:41 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=1778 Note: This is the first of several stories on the upcoming presidential election. You can sign NPCA’s petition urging the candidates to pledge their support for national parks. I will be watching tonight’s presidential debate closely, and I hope park lovers around the country will be watching with me. The decision American voters make this […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/why-this-election-matters-for-national-parks/feed/ 3 Valley on Fire http://parkadvocate.org/valley-on-fire-a-rallying-call-to-save-the-desert-from-solar-sunburn/ http://parkadvocate.org/valley-on-fire-a-rallying-call-to-save-the-desert-from-solar-sunburn/#comments Mon, 21 May 2012 14:07:26 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=826 We are driving east on a rugged powerline road in Clark Mountain’s shadow. The 8,000-foot peak is covered in snow. Pinyon-juniper forest commands the windshield view, with Joshua tree woodland in the rearview. As we negotiate the rocky pass with its perilous drop-off, we see the shimmering dry lakebed of Ivanpah Valley encircled by tall […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/valley-on-fire-a-rallying-call-to-save-the-desert-from-solar-sunburn/feed/ 0 Restoring Land to Protect Joshua Tree National Park http://parkadvocate.org/restoring-land-to-protect-joshua-tree-national-park/ http://parkadvocate.org/restoring-land-to-protect-joshua-tree-national-park/#comments Thu, 03 May 2012 08:55:25 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=769 What are the ingredients for a successful restoration event? Ours started with volunteers from the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), National Park Service (NPS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Student Conservation Association (SCA), and U.S. Marines from the Twentynine Palms Air Ground Combat Center, with generous support from Nature Valley. We added rakes, shovels, strong […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/restoring-land-to-protect-joshua-tree-national-park/feed/ 0