Ghost of Water

Everywhere you look in Death Valley, the ghost of water is revealed. The most famous sites have all been shaped by water that has come before. While water is rare in Death Valley, it is present, you just have to know where to look for it.

Ghost of Water has been released by Death Valley National Park. This is the second episode of the Death Valley Explorer series. Rio Tinto donated $50,000 to produce a...

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2013 Conference Proceedings Wins Award


DVNHA's 1st Death Valley Natural History Conference was held Nov 15 - 17, 2013. The proceedings of the event includes research presented by 30 different presenters.This publication was recognized at the 2017 Partnership Awards 2017 Publication of the Year with the Public Lands Alliance!

Death Valley National Park is 3.3 million acres of questions. From how many bighorn sheep there are, how geologic faults affect the amount of water in our springs, or why the rocks...

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Scotty’s Castle Flood Recovery Tours

Scottys Castle 1

DVNHA and the National Park Service are pleased to offer walking tours of the Scotty's Castle Grounds. On October 18, 2015 over a three hour period, 3 ½ inches of rain fell on the Scottys Castle area in Grapevine Canyon, causing a massive flash flood that dramatically changed the landscape. The road and utilities were destroyed, some buildings damaged, and access to this historic area was closed. Come see first-hand how the power of water...

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Desert Gold

Desert Gold

Look what was spotted along the Furnace Creek wash with our Road Scholar group 1/23/27---the first Desert Gold of season!

Photo courtesy of DVNHA' s talented member, volunteer and hike leader: Teresa Skye.


Death Valley Photo Exhibit & Opening Reception

Gravel Ghost © Thomas Fallon Mackey

Badwater Reflections © Thomas Fallon MackeyThomas Fallon Mackey: Photographs of Death Valley

The Death Valley Natural History Association and the National Park Service are pleased to present an exhibit of the photography of visual artist Thomas Fallon Mackey, on view January 28 - April 30, 2017, in the Furnace Creek Visitor Center.

JOIN US and meet the artist during the Opening Reception on Saturday January 28th from 1 - 4pm.

The exhibit will include 10 images from a range of locales within...

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Cow Creek - Continued Improvements


DVNHA's program activities have been so successful that we needed to add restroom/shower facilities here in the Cow Creek area to help serve program volunteers and researchers. We partnered with San Jose State University to raise funds for this addition. SJSU designed and installed a sustainable Shower Restroom Addition (RSA) to one of our existing outbuildings. This project received approval from the National Park Service and can be used by various NPS...

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Death Valley, CA 92328

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