Largest Flood Event Ever Recorded in Scotty's Castle Area

 

October 2015 brought a series of unusual storms through Death Valley National Park. Flash floods have destroyed significant portions of multiple roads and heavily damaged several historic structures at Scotty's Castle. On Sunday, October 18, a storm caused extensive flash flooding in the Scotty’s Castle area in northern Death Valley National Park.

If you'd like to help with the restoration efforsts you can contribute directly to the Scotty's Castle Preservation Fund or...

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DVNP Wildlife Monitoring Program

BIGHORN SHEEP CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Death Valley National Park has placed remote activated cameras at two locations in Death Valley to capture images and information about bighorn sheep usage at these sites. The development of reliable and sophisticated (and for Death Valley, heat tolerant!) cameras has enabled the park's wildlife program to expand into long-term wildlife monitoring for a relatively low cost.

NPS is collecting information about sheep use of one spring area and another site. Death Valley National Park...

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Volunteers Make a Difference with Help From the Wilderness Restoration Fund

Wilderness Intern Travis Fulton Last Chance spring metal pipe fence

Around 220 volunteers come to Death Valley National Park each year. Some are in the park for a weekend; others work for six months or more. Together they donate approximately 40,000 hours, which is the equivalent of nineteen full-time employees and an impressive contribution to the park. Of these volunteers, approximately forty-five keen and hardy souls head for Death Valley’s backcountry. One or two individuals may also intern for the winter season with Charlie Callagan,...

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NPS Shares Photos of Abandoned Mines Taken During Bat Surveys

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DVNP Wildlife Biologist, Linda Manning, and a group of interns have shared some photos from a current project they are working on: surveying abandoned mines for bats.

 

The purpose of this project is to conduct internal surveys of abandoned mines for indications of bat presence or use. Linda says indications because they, "often don't see bats but see evidence of their presence; these indicators include guano, staining of surfaces, and insect remains. Determining which...

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2015 Wildflower Video

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Death Valley Wildflowers 2015

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