December 22, 2009
Road Improvement Projects at Death Valley National Park
“The park is excited to announce the beginning of several road projects within the park”, states Superintendent Sarah Craighead. “This also means minor road delays and in some cases temporary road closures.” Affected roads include the Bonnie Clare/Scotty's Castle Road and the Ubehebe Crater Road.
October 29, 2009
Business Opportunity Announced for Stovepipe Wells
Death Valley National Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead today announced the availability of a Prospectus soliciting proposals for a Concession Contract for providing visitor services at Stovepipe Wells within Death Valley National Park.
September 4, 2009
Death Valley National Park Invites Public Input On Wilderness & Backcountry Stewardship Plan
The National Park Service is initiating a combined Wilderness and Backcountry Stewardship Plan for Death Valley National Park. The purpose of this Wilderness and Backcountry Stewardship Plan is to guide the National Park Service in making wise management decisions regarding the future use and protection of the park’s vast wilderness and backcountry lands. This planning process addresses all congressionally designated wilderness lands within Death Valley National Park. It also includes non-wilderness backcountry concerns, such as: backcountry road corridors and campsites, backcountry cabins near roads, and non-wilderness backcountry lands.
August 9, 2009
Desert Heat Claims Third Life in Death Valley National Park
For the third time this summer heat has been the contributing factor in the death of a visitor to Death Valley National Park. The latest victim was 6-year old boy who died of heat related causes on Wednesday, August 5th.
|March 30, 2009
Scotty's Castle Pipe Organ Concert
The dates for this year’s concerts are June 19 & 20. The Friday night performance will be at 7:00 p.m. There will be two concerts on Saturday – the first at 5:30 p.m. and the second at 7:00 p.m. The ticket price will be $30 per person and the money will help with the annual maintenance and tuning of the pipe organ and the maintenance of the Deagan chimes in the Chimes Tower. There are only 40 seats for each concert and every performance in the past two years has sold out. To make reservations, call the Death Valley Natural History Association at (760) 786-2146 ext 10. For more information call Scotty’s Castle at (760) 786-2392 or check the website at www.nps.gov/deva.
March 17, 2009
Early Death Valley Artist's Work on Display at Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park invites the public to view a special showing of Robert F. Williams paintings at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center. On an extended loan from the Binnewies Family (Fred Binnewies was a former Superintendent of Death Valley National Park), is a small collection of paintings created by artist Robert F. Williams in the 1950s.
January 8, 2009
Death Valley National Park Seeking Public Input On Draft Exotic Plant Management Plan
Death Valley National Park is developing an Exotic Plant Management Plan. The park initiated this plan in 2002, and with new information gained during the last several years, would like to invite further input on a recent draft. "We welcome and need your comments and suggestions," states Acting Superintendent Sue Husari. Public meetings will be held Monday, January 26th at the Bob Ruud Community Center in Pahrump, NV from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 27th at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center in Death Valley, CA, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m, and on Thursday, January 29th at the Department of Water & Power Building in Bishop, CA, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Exotic Plant Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (1mb PDF)