One might think that the air would be pristine here due to our remote location, however, pollutants can be carried on the wind.
Lightscape/ Night Sky
Death Valley National Park harbors some of the darkest night skies in the United States.
Several species of tamarisk were brought to the United States beginning in the early 1800s. By 1913, it had invaded the California desert.
No one quite knows what the future will hold for Death Valley’s climate.
Mining in Death Valley
Since the 1848 discovery of gold in California, Death Valley has experienced over 140 years of boom and bust mining.
Death Valley National Park has the largest area of designated National Park wilderness in the contiguous United States.
Last updated: October 24, 2020