UPDATE March 20– A new closure to climbing to protect nesting raptors has taken effect on Jerry’s Quarry, in the Geology Tour Road area. Nesting Owls on this crag.  Avoid climbing at the Towers of Uncertainty and the Patagonia Piles areas; Nesting falcons and hawks have been observed on these cliffs. Leave ’em be, there… Read More


With the current federal government shutdown, there are many questions about access to recreation resources inside the Park. Last time there was a government shutdown, the Park was closed continuously for over two weeks, with barricades at the entrances to prevent vehicle access. This time, the feds are handling things a bit differently.  The situation… Read More


(BLM dispersed camping areas shown above) Recently there has been renewed attention on the Section 6 area, outside the JTNP boundaries and used for many years as an ‘overflow camping’ area. The neighbors who live in that area have noticed an uptick in usage, overnight vehicle parking, fire pit propagation and other increased impacts from… Read More


As funding becomes more of a challenge for all of us, FOJT is reaching out to you, our climbing community, for help. We are looking for knowledge on grant monies, endowment opportunities, donations, matching funds or work related charities. Employers could use our 501(c)(3) status for tax benefits. We need to find new revenue streams… Read More


The NPS has initiated a boundary adjustment study that considers returning over 20,000 acres of land in the Eagle Mountain area back to the park. The draft document is out with a variety of alternatives with the majority of land to be returned currently under BLM Management. See below for resources to better understand the… Read More


Get involved and stay connected. The County of San Bernardino is updating Joshua Tree’s Community Plan and invites you to a series of workshops to learn what is going on, ask questions, take surveys and voice your opinions. If you are passionate about recreation opportunities and a healthy rec environment in and around Joshua Tree,… Read More