*April 3 Movie Night at Sportsman’s Lodge, 7pm. Touching The Void, free for all attendees thanks to our generous sponsor Joshua Tree Outfitters.

*Joshua Tree National Park Social Trails restoration project
Friends of Joshua Tree is looking forward to hosting a social trails restoration project in the Joshua Tree National Park during the middle of May. We will post more details as we get them.

March 1 – April 15, 2010 – NPS Raptor Survey – this is a project that JTNPS is conducting to assess the presence of active raptor nests in and around popular climbing areas of the park (16 in total). We are in close communication with NPS on this issue and we are advocating that climbers have a way to feed back on any closures that may result from this first-time comprehensive survey. We believe in protecting the critical raptor populations in the park… and a proactive approach to identifying nesting sites makes sense. Steer clear of any survey work being done if you see it, and let the park know you support a reasonable program to protect key species in the park during the spring nesting cycle. If you have issues or comments, please let us know and/or contact the NPS Wildlife Ecologist Michael Vamstad.