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.
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: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/devawhere 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.