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Saline Valley Draft Management Plan

Saline Valley Draft Management Plan has been released for public comment.  I have been researching the plan and found little information available.  This link provides some good information:  (http://forum.salinepreservation.org/?forum=244766) does provide more information than the National Park Ser...

Road Maintenance Includes Acoustic Research

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Death Valley National Park visitors may experience up to 30-minute delays on roads this spring during road maintenance projects. The projects will allow the National Park Service to research the acoustic impacts of various pavement surfaces as well as extend the life of the paveme...

Dantes View Closed for Upgrades

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Death Valley National Park will soon be improving parking and viewing platforms at Dantes View. Due to the construction project, the scenic viewpoint will be closed temporarily to public access from January 23rd to early April 2018. Perched at over a mile above the valley floor, ...

Staggered Opening of Death Valley’s Campgrounds

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Death Valley National Park announces this fall and winter season’s camping options. Most campgrounds open, some will open later as repairs are completed and seasonal staff report for duty. CURRENTLY OPEN Furnace Creek Campground (154 sites) Stovepipe Wells Campground (190 sit...

Visitors Spent $108m in Local Economy

DEATH VALLEY, CA – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that visitors to Death Valley National Park spent $108,000,000 in communities near the park last year. That spending supported about 1,500 jobs in the local area. Superintendent Mike Reynolds said, “Death Valley had more visitors in ...

Fossils Stolen from Death Valley National Park

March 28, 2017, DEATH VALLEY, CALIF. — Park rangers recently discovered that fossil footprints were removed from Death Valley National Park. Trackways of mammals and birds were formed about 3 to 5 million years ago, when the animals left footprints in a muddy lakeshore area. Scientists visit the are...

Road Reconstruction Planned for Scotty’s Castle

DEATH VALLEY, CA – The landscape, historic buildings, utilities and road at Scotty’s Castle were heavily damaged by an extreme flash flood event in late 2015. The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a proposed project to reconstruct Bonnie Clare Road, which was destroyed by the flood ...

Help Restore Off-road Damage in Death Valley

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Visitors from around the world complain about off-road vehicle tracks marring the beauty of Death Valley National Park. Illegal off-road driving is a problem in multiple areas of the park, including the Racetrack, Ibex Dunes and Badwater. The National Park Service seeks public sup...
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