January 23, 2013
Employee Art Show at Furnace Creek Visitor Center
From January 28 through February 21, 2013, park visitors can see a photo exhibit at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center. "Death Valley Through Our Eyes" is a collection of photographs taken by National Park Service employees and volunteers.
October 16, 2012
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public input regarding a proposed Exotic Plant Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for Death Valley National Park.
August 22, 2012
Death Valley National Park Battles South Complex Wildfires
Death Valley, CA--On the evening of August 10th a weather event that included several dry lightning cells ignited several fires in the vicinity of Hunter Mountain in the Panamint Range of Death Valley National Park. These lightning strikes resulted in two wildland fires, the South Fire and the Pass Fire, These fires were managed as an incident called the South Complex. A total of 453 acres was burned (Pass Fire: 441 acres, South Fire 12 acres).
August 09, 2012
Death Valley National Park Releases Wilderness and Backcountry Stewardship Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) has developed a Wilderness and Backcountry Stewardship Plan environmental assessment for Death Valley National Park and is soliciting public comments on the plan and environmental assessment until October 9, 2012.
July 27, 2012
Death Valley NP Wins Director's Wes Henry Award
Death Valley National Park is the recipient of the National Park Service’s Director’s Wes Henry National Excellence in Wilderness Stewardship for “significant and long-term contributions to wilderness, in the park, in the community, and in the nation” according to Peggy O’Dell, Deputy Director for the National Park Service (NPS).
June 11, 2012
Extension of Public Comment Period
The National Park Service (NPS) has extended the scoping period for public input to help inform the development of a management plan and environmental impact statement for the Saline Valley Warm Springs area of Death Valley National Park (Park). Comments for this phase of the planning process will now be accepted until August 6, 2012.
May 29, 2012
Death Valley NP Announces Public Scoping Period for Saline Valley Warm Springs Management Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public input to help inform and shape the development of a management plan and environmental impact statement for the Saline Valley Warm Springs area of Death Valley National Park (Park).
May 09, 2012
Death Valley National Park to Hold Annular Eclipse Viewing
The first annular eclipse seen in the United States in 18 years will be visible on May 20, 2012, and Death Valley NP Rangers will be offering prime time viewing from Dante’s Viewpoint. From 5:30-7:30 pm, rangers will assist park visitors in seeing the eclipse through telescopes and solar glasses from a premier vantage point within the park.
April 23, 2012
AmeriCorps NCCC Working in Death Valley National Park
Death Valley, Calif. – An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team will serve in Death Valley National Park until April 27, 2012. This is the first time that an AmeriCorps NCCC team has been called to serve in Death Valley NP. Death Valley National Park is the largest national park in the lower 48 states at 3.4 million acres. The park contains the lowest point in North America at -282 feet below sea level.
April 18, 2012
Navel Spring Water Collection System Upgrade
The National Park Service (NPS) at Death Valley National Park (Park) is seeking public comments regarding a proposed project to upgrade the water collection system at Navel Spring, located east of the Zabriskie Point area in the park.
April 09, 2012
Public Invited to Celebrate Earth Day at Death Valley NP
On Thursday, April 19, 2012, Death Valley National Park will celebrate Earth Day with a variety of earth-friendly events and projects. Through partnerships with local companies and public agencies, Death Valley National Park will host the first annual Earth Day Fair at the newly remodeled Furnace Creek Visitor Center from 1:00-4:00pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about what Death Valley and its surrounding neighbors are doing to help the environment through activities, interpretive programs and displays sponsored by local companies and park partners. Highlights will include an appearance by Smokey Bear from the US Forest Service, and a film produced by the Death Valley Academy will debut.
April 06, 2012
Free Entrance to Death Valley NP to Celebrate National Park Week
The National Park Service will waive entrance fees to Death Valley NP every day between April 21-29, 2012 to celebrate National Park Week, part of a service-wide effort to invite all Americans to experience their national parks.
April 06, 2012
Earthquake Wave Felt at Devils Hole in Death Valley NP
On March 20, 2012, Devils Hole, part of Death Valley National Park located in the Amargosa Valley, NV, felt the shock waves of the earthquake that took place in Oaxaca, Mexico. National Park Service employees observed and filmed the impact on the water found in the subterranean cave, which supports the endangered Devils Hole pupfish. Although the quake hit at 11:02 PDT, the reaction was delayed about 10 minutes until the impact was recorded at the site. The 7.4 magnitude quake caused the water to rise and fall about an inch initially, then became more dramatic.
February 24, 2012
Death Valley National Park and NASA Host Mars and the Mojave Festival
Death Valley NP is a lot like Mars. That’s why scientists are partnering with the park to celebrate a three-day, free public festival titled Mars and the Mojave: Exploring extremes on Earth and beyond, scheduled for March 9-11, 2012
February 22, 2012
Death Valley NP to Host Star Party
Death Valley National Park will host a Star Party on Saturday, February 25th, 2012 as part of Death Valley National Park’s Dark Night Sky series. The event will run from 7:00pm to 9:30pm at the Harmony Borax Works, about a mile north of the Furnace Creek Ranch on Highway 190. Two night sky tours will be presented, one at 7:30pm and again at 8:30pm. Like all ranger programs, the event is free of charge to all park visitors.
February 14, 2012
Remodeled Visitor Center Opens at Death Valley NP
Death Valley National Park will open the doors to a remodeled Visitor Center on Thursday, February 16th, 2012. The original Visitor Center was built in 1960 as part of the Mission 66 project -- a 10 year effort to upgrade National Park Service facilities by the agency’s 50th anniversary in 1966. The Death Valley remodel, scheduled to take eighteen months, was actually completed months ahead of schedule.
January 30, 2012
Fee and Hours Change at Scotty’s Castle
Beginning February 1st, tour fees at Death Valley NP’s Scotty’s Castle will increase for most visitors, although the price will decrease for those holding the Interagency Senior Pass. In addition, beginning January 29th, the Castle will be open for extended hours: Visitor Center opens 8:45am - 5:30pm. House tours, first one at 9am, last one begins at 5pm. Grounds close at 6pm. This will be effective until April 21.
January 18, 2012
Microbial Magnetism: Researchers Discover a New Magnetic Bacterium
Nevada, the Silver State, is known for its mining industry. But University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) microbiologist Dennis Bazylinski and members of his lab search any body of water anywhere to find new forms of microbial magnetism. And in a basin named Badwater within Death Valley National Park, Bazylinski and his postdoctoral associate, Christopher Lefèvre, found what they were looking for.
January 09, 2012
Death Valley Waives Entrance Fee for MLK Weekend
The entrance fee to Death Valley National Park will be waived in honor of the Martin Luther King holiday January 14-16, 2012.
December 12, 2011
Furnace Creek Campground to Close February 1, 2012
The Furnace Creek Campground in Death Valley National Park will close February 1, 2012 for the replacement of the sewer and water lines. Frequent pipe breakages require that the work be started as soon as possible. The project is scheduled to take several months to complete, requiring the work to be completed before the extreme heat of the summer.
December 06, 2011
Christmas Bird Count Triple Play in Death Valley Region
Calling all birders! This year the annual Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) for Death Valley NP, Ash Meadows NWR, and the town of Shoshone will take place on three consecutive days in December. By coordinating the counts on consecutive days, people can participate in multiple counts and experience the diversity of habitats and birds in the Amargosa/Death Valley region. The public is invited to participate in any or all of these counts. All skill levels are welcome. For beginners, this is a great opportunity to learn about birds in the area, get identification tips and meet others interested in desert environments.
November 21, 2011
Death Valley Volunteers Win Regional Award
Two volunteers working in Death Valley NP have won the George and Helen Hartzog Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service in 2011 in the Pacific West Region. The intent of the awards is to distinguish those individuals or groups who give of their skills, talents, and time beyond the normal call of duty.
October 31, 2011
Wildrose Road Repair
The National Park Service (NPS) is currently accepting comments on an Environmental Assessment analyzing various proposals to rehabilitate 4.8 miles of the Emigrant Canyon Road, commonly referred to as Lower Wildrose Road, from milepost 20 to milepost 24.8 in Death Valley National Park (Park). This section of Lower Wildrose Road has deteriorated over the years due to flash flooding and presents a hazard to vehicular travel in the Park.
October 26, 2011
Park Partners Event Held in Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park, the Death Valley Conservancy, and Death Valley Lodging Co. hosted a “Park Partners” evening at Stovepipe Wells Village in late October, 2011. About 35 people attended a dinner in the resort’s Tollhouse Cafe, after a reception in the adjacent Badwater Saloon.
August 16, 2011
Scotty's Castle Proposal for Fee Increase
Death Valley National Park is seeking input about a proposed fee change at Scotty’s Castle.
August 16, 2011
Scotty's Castle Waterline Replacement FONSI
A finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been signed by Christine S. Lehnertz, Regional Director for the Pacific West Region of the National Park Service, for the implementation of the Scotty's Castle Waterline Replacement for Death Valley National Park.
July 19, 2011
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) signed for the Devils Hole Long Term Ecosystem Monitoring Plan
A finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been signed by Christine S. Lehnertz, Regional Director for the Pacific West Region of the National Park Service for the implementation of the Devils Hole Long Term Ecosystem Monitoring Plan (LTEMP) for Death Valley National Park.
July 15, 2011
Registration Open for the Death Valley Conference on History and Prehistory
Registration is open for the Ninth Death Valley Conference on History and Prehistory, November 4-6, 2011 in Beatty, Nevada. This year’s topics include the legendary Lost Gunsight Mine, the experience of the Civilian Conservation Corps workers in Death Valley, a post-mortem of the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad, prostitution at Ash Meadows, and exciting research on the original ‘49er reunions.
June 23, 2011
Organ Concert at Scotty’s Castle Enchants Audiences
The Death Valley Natural History Association (DVNHA) hosted three organ concerts, performed by organist James Welch, on June 17 and 18th at Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley National Park. The 3-manual, 15-rank Welte Organ, was originally intended for silent movies to be enjoyed by guests and residences of the Castle.
June 21, 2011
Saline Valley Borrow Pits
The National Park Service (NPS) is currently accepting comments on an environmental assessment addressing a proposal to reactivate up to six borrow sites along the Saline Valley Road in Death Valley National Park, California.
June 21, 2011
Kick Off Summer with a Free Trip to Death Valley NP
Start summer off with a free visit to Death Valley National Park! The National Park Service is waiving all entrance fees on June 21 to celebrate the first day of summer.
June 21, 2011
Scotty's Castle Waterline Replacement Request for Comments
The National Park Service (NPS) is currently accepting comments on an environmental assessment addressing a proposal to replace approximately one mile of waterline that services the Scotty’s Castle Historic District in Death Valley National Park, California.
April 20, 2011
Los Angeles Students Explore Careers in Death Valley
For the second year in a row, high school students from the Los Angeles Conservation Corps’ “Clean and Green” program visited Death Valley National Park for a week of service, environmental education, and job shadowing with the National Park Service staff.
April 12, 2011
Reservations Available for all Scotty’s Castle Tours
Death Valley National Park visitors are now able to reserve tours at historic Scotty’s Castle in advance. Reservations can be made in two ways: by calling 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov.
April 07, 2011
Entrance Fees Waived for National Park Week
The National Park Service invites you to take advantage of the many recreational opportunities available at Death Valley National Park free of charge in honor of National Park Week, April 16-24, 2011.
April 05, 2011
Death Valley National Park Receives Land Donation
U.S. Borax Inc. has donated 110 acres of land and associated mineral rights to Death Valley National Park. The land had associated mining claims since the late 19th century. U.S. Borax became part of Rio Tinto in 1976.
April 05, 2011
Death Valley National Park Releases Wilderness Alternative Concepts
No abstract supplied.
March 10, 2011
Public Invited to Devils Hole Hike and Junior Ranger Activities
Hikes will be held on Saturday, March 19 and Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 12 noon. The program will focus on the desert pupfish and natural history of Ash Meadows and Devils Hole.
March 07, 2011
Death Valley Chamber of Commerce Hosts Annual Art Show and Brunch
The Death Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Art Show and Brunch is happening again at Furnace Creek Ranch and Inn, March 12 & 13, 2011.
February 25, 2011
Death Valley Hosts March Star Party
No abstract supplied.
January 13, 2011
Death Valley National Park Waives Entrance Fee on MLK Weekend
The National Park Service invites you to take advantage of the many recreational opportunities available at Death Valley National Park free of charge in honor of the Martin Luther King holiday January 15-17, 2011.
January 04, 2011
Death Valley Hosts Star Party
No abstract supplied.