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Devils Hole Workshop Being Held April 30- May 2, 2014

The Nye County Water District is pleased to sponsor the 2014 Devils Hole Workshop in Furnace Creek along with support from the Death Valley Natural History Association.

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Two Death Valley Plants Saved by the Endangered Species Act

Two unique and rare California desert plants, the Eureka dune grass and the desert primrose, are being considered as candidates for delisting from the Endangered Species Act. The endemic California species was threatened by OHV activity and competition from invasive species but appears to have made a strong recovery.

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Death Valley National Park Extends Comment Deadline

The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public input to help inform and shape the development of alternatives for a management plan and environmental impact statement for the Saline Valley Warm Springs area of Death Valley National Park (Park).

The purpose of the proposed plan is to provide a basis for managing this remote yet popular area of the Park, balancing the protection of unique natural and cultural resources with public health and visitor use at the Saline Valley Warm Springs. Park staff encourages people to be specific in the comments by referring to specific elements in each preliminary alternative.

The preliminary alternatives can be viewed at NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment website: comments can also be submitted. The NPS has extended the comment period for this phase of the planning process until April 27, 2014.

Furnace Creek Visitors Center receives First Ever Design Award of Excellence

Congratulations to Death Valley National Park in receiving the Design Award of Excellence for their rehabilitation of the Furnace Creek Visitor Center.

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Home News & Opinions Death Valley Area News The NEW!

The NEW!

We're pleased to introduce the new web site!  We've made the new easier to navigate and more interesting to visit.

Of course, you'll still find your favorite features, such as our original "Death Valley Talk" community forum, and our diverse and quirky "Death Valley Gold", an eclectic collection of tidbits.  Our popular "Exploring Death Valley" continues to offer helpful information to help you plan your visit.

But we're also excited to introduce some new features to  First, our new "News and Opinions" section will keep you informed about some of the unique people, places and other treasures of the Death Valley region. Second, our new "Death Valley Calendar" will help you participate in the many events and issues in the region.  Also, our new RSS feed can automatically deliver our latest news and articles as soon as they are  added to the web site.

We're especially proud to bring you the wondrous and magical photography of Eric Wunrow in our new "Death Valley Gallery".  For the first time, internet viewers can enjoy a Flash movie of some of Eric's very best photographs from his popular "Death Valley National Impressions", which is easily available at  We're certain you'll be enchanted by this exclusive look of Death Valley National Park through the camera and eyes of Eric Wunrow.

Finally, important to us but transparent to you, is a web site that is easier to add new material and keep it current.  The new also allows insiders to easily contribute to the web site through a suite of administrative tools accessible only via login.  Look for more information soon on how to become a contributor.

We hope you enjoy the new  If you'd like to share your comments and suggestions with us, please reach us via the Contact section.  


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