Park Regulations Revised
Joshua Tree National Park has issued revised park regulations in the Superintendent's Compendium. National Park Service Superintendents are authorized to issue park-specific regulations under the Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1 and 2.The Compendium codifies park regulations “necessary for the maintenance of public health and safety, protection of environmental or scenic values, protection of natural or cultural resources, aid to scientific research, implementation of management responsibilities, equitable allocation and use of facilities, or the avoidance of conflict among visitor use activities.” Revisions contained in the 2011 Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent’s Compendium are as follows:
These revisions to the Compendium are adopted with the issuance of this press release. Warnings will be issued for the first 30 days. The Indian Cove Group Campsite parking limits and tent camping only in Cottonwood and Sheep Pass will take effect in 365 days.A complete copy of the Superintendent’s Compendium is available on the park’s web site at: http://www.nps.gov/jotr/parkmgmt/lawsandpolicies.htm.
Questions about the Superintendent’s Compendium and the current revisions should be directed to District Ranger Jeff Ohlfs at 760-367-5548.
Did You Know?
In the high desert country that was to become Joshua Tree National Park, rugged individuals tried their luck at cattle ranching, mining, and homesteading. William Keys and his family are particularly representative of the hard work and ingenuity it took to settle and prosper in the Mojave Desert. More...