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DVNHA has a formal cooperating association agreement with the National Park Service to support Death Valley National Park. Our partnership goes all the way back to 1954, when the park was then known as Death Valley National Monument. Cooperating Associations are non-profits authorized by Congress to provide program and financial assistance for interpretation, education, and research in national parks. The National Park Service provides daily updates on road and weather conditions on the Death Valley National Park Home Page.

To make a donation to Death Valley National Park please choose one of the following designated funds:

  • Scottys Castle Preservation Fund
  • Death Valley R.O.C.K.S. Education Fund
  • Wilderness Preservation Fund

Scotty's Castle Preservation Fund

Presenting daily living history tours for the public and preserving a 1930's landmark on the National Register of Historic Places is a remarkable undertaking in any location, but in a remote region of Death Valley National Park it is truly an extraordinary challenge. Scotty's Castle has many un-funded preservation projects. Your donations will keep this amazing and mysterious story alive into the future.                                                                                                                                                  

Find out more about our Scotty's Castle Adopt-a-Room Program.


Death Valley R.O.C.K.S. Education Fund

Since 2008, the R.O.C.K.S. (Recreation Outdoors Campaign for Kids through Study) program has brought over 1,000 students to Death Valley National Park for educational adventure. These students get a rigorous environmental education curriculum led by Park Rangers. They learn about Death Valley's geologic secrets and participate in exploring the many ways plants and animals have adapted to the desert environment. This life-changing experience exposes students to public lands and National Park Service careers. The next generation of Death Valley and National Park stewards are counting on you to support learning in Death Valley.

Death Valley Wilderness Preservation Fund

Death Valley National Park is approximately 91% wilderness. Death Valley National Park has un-funded park projects to remove non-historic debris from the park's wilderness and backcountry. There are several more backcountry sites that need cultural assessments to determine how best to return the spaces to wilderness character. The Wilderness Preservation Fund will support these types of projects as well as the further implementation of Death Valley's Wilderness and Backcountry Stewardship Plan, making a difference for generations to come.



 DVNHA has a separate agreement with the US Fish and Wildlife to support Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge updates their Facebook Page regularly with events and opportunities. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service has information available on Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge's Home Page .  You'll find facts about area wildlife, habitat, and endangered species. New boardwalks at Point of Rocks, Longstreet Spring and Crystal Spring have been completed, providing many new opportunities for viewing birds, seeing sites of cultural importance, and even possibly catching a glimpse of the elusive bighorn sheep. The boardwalk at Crystal Spring is also a great spot to view pupfish and a deep spring pool. A new Visitor Center has been completed.

 If you'd like to make a donation of any amount to our Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Fund:

If you'd like to adopt a pupfish: Contribute $50 to the Ash Meadows Donation Fund today and receive your very own "I Adopted a Pupfish" canvas bag.


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Death Valley Natural History Association
PO Box 188
Death Valley, CA 92328

1-800-478-8564 ext. 10
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