National Park Proposed Land Transfer

The Department of the Interior recently announced the latest step in the process of adding about 20,000 acres to Joshua Tree National Park. The "Eagle Mountain Boundary Study began about two years ago and the current action moves another step toward final action. 

The public comment period regarding the latest recommendations ends on February 16, 2017.  A public meeting to discuss the proposal will be held on January 18, 2027, in Palm Desert.  Read the KCDZ radio story for additional information and the National Park Service Boundary Study page for more details.

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