JTNP Superintendent Mark Butler addressing crowd at Climb Smart 11

As part of a year-long celebration of the park’s 75th Anniversary, Joshua
Tree National Park and the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)
are partnering to host a one day conference highlighting several topics:

– the potential effects of global climate change,
– impacts of climate change on individual park species and native
ecosystems,
– developing climate change science, monitoring programs, and climate
change adaptation strategies.

Location: UCR, Palm Desert Campus Graduate Center
Date: Friday, December, 2The symposium will be followed on December 3 by a field trip to the park.

For additional information please contact the park’s 75th Anniversary
Coordinator George Land at 760-367-5507, or by email: george_land@nps.gov.

On December 7, the Western Governor’s Association, led by Gov. Chris Gregoire (WA), will visit Yucca Valley for a public discussion and presentation on gateway communities and the importance of the rural and suburban infrastructure on the health of communities and the country.
For more information visit the WGA Web site at www.westgov.org.