Greetings from Joshua Tree National Park

As housing and development and energy exploration continues to grow in the United States, the importance of preserving untouched spaces has become of paramount importance. And because the views and clear skies are important to the national park experience, they should be untouched by industry and development as well. In Joshua Tree National Park, pollution from distant industrial zones creates a haze that mutes the views. Further, airborne nitrogen spurs the growth of invasive grasses in the park, and these grasses become fuel for fires that destroy the park’s iconic Joshua Trees. #cleanair4parks

Sincerely,
Peter

Joshua Tree National Park

This iconic park preserves portions of two spectacular desert ecosystems. The Colorado Desert in the eastern portion of the park features natural gardens of creosote bush, ocotillo and cholla cactus. The higher, slightly cooler Mojave Desert offers dazzling vistas of Joshua trees and yucca. The vast park also contains spectacularly sculpted formations of a type of rock known as monzogranite and is a mecca for rock climbers around the world.

State(s): California

Established: 1994

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