Joshua Tree National Park is urging would-be visitors to consider exploring another corner of the desert. If you want to avoid Joshua Tree's crowds and you're considering a trip to the Mojave National Preserve, here are some things to keep in mind when planning your trip!
The Department of Interior's proposal to raise entrance fees to as much as $70 at some national parks poses an unfair burden on lower income families. Interior should abandon this proposal and instead support the bipartisan National Park Service Legacy Act that would erase the maintenance backlog at these cherished national parks through a responsible budget.
Less than one percent of the total national budget goes toward our national parks. But Washington is considering the deepest cut to the National Park Service (NPS) budget since World War II and privatizing campgrounds, when it should be addressing a massive maintenance backlog that already impacts most parks due to years of neglect by Congress.