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Joshua Tree National Park Associaton

Primary Non-Profit partner to Joshua Tree National Park

aka JTNPA   |   Twentynine Palms, CA   |  http://www.joshuatree.org

Mission

Joshua Tree National Park Association works in partnership with Joshua Tree National Park to help in its achievement of programming goals in education and interpretation, along with scientific and historical research and activities.

Ruling year info

1967

Executive Director

Jacqueline Guevara

Main address

74485 National Park Drive

Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 USA

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EIN

95-2312513

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (C12)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

The Desert Institute offers classes for adult learners in cultural history, natural science, survival skills, desert naturalist studies, women’s programs, citizen science, and creative arts.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Our results

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Provide aid to Joshua Tree National Park for projects and programs.

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Totals By Year
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Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

JTNPA provided $500K in aid to Joshua Tree National Park in 2023.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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The Joshua Tree National Park Association is dedicated to advancing the conservation, preservation, and education efforts within Joshua Tree National Park, aiming to safeguard its natural and cultural resources while enhancing visitor experiences and fostering a deeper understanding of the park's significance.

1. Conservation and Preservation:
- Collaborate with park management and stakeholders to identify and prioritize conservation efforts aimed at protecting the park's unique ecosystems, wildlife habitats, and cultural heritage sites.
- Implement sustainable practices and initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts and preserve the park's natural beauty for future generations.
- When appropriate, advocate for policies and regulations that support the long-term preservation of Joshua Tree National Park's resources.

2. Education and Interpretation:
- Develop and deliver engaging educational programs (Desert Institute), exhibits (Yucca Valley Art Walk, Black Rock Art Gallery, Oasis of Mara), art and science programs (Artistas Afuera!, Slice of Science), and interpretive materials that promote awareness and appreciation of the park's natural and cultural resources.
- Expand outreach efforts to reach diverse audiences, including students, local communities, and visitors, through partnerships with schools, community organizations, and online platforms.
- Provide training and resources for park staff and volunteers to effectively communicate the park's significance and encourage responsible stewardship among visitors.

3. Visitor Experience Enhancement:
- Enhance visitor amenities and infrastructure, including trails, visitor centers, and facilities, to improve accessibility, safety, and enjoyment for all park visitors.
- Offer recreational and educational opportunities, such as guided hikes, workshops, and special events, to enrich the visitor experience and foster connections with the park's natural and cultural heritage.
- Utilize innovative technologies and digital tools (Agents of Discovery) to provide virtual experiences and enhance visitor engagement both on-site and online.

4. Partnerships and Collaboration:
- Cultivate strong partnerships with government agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses (Love Your Park), and local communities to leverage resources, expertise, and support for park conservation and education initiatives.
- Foster a collaborative approach to addressing shared challenges and opportunities, including climate change, habitat restoration, and sustainable tourism, through joint projects and initiatives.
- Engage stakeholders in decision-making processes and seek input from diverse perspectives to ensure inclusive and equitable representation in park management and planning efforts.

1. Conservation and Preservation: We will collaborate closely with park management and stakeholders to identify and prioritize conservation efforts aimed at safeguarding the park's unique ecosystems, wildlife habitats, and cultural heritage sites. By implementing sustainable practices and advocating for policies that support long-term preservation, we will work to mitigate environmental impacts and preserve the park's natural beauty for future generations.

2. Education and Interpretation: We will develop and deliver engaging educational programs, exhibits, and interpretive materials that promote awareness and appreciation of the park's natural and cultural resources. Through expanded outreach efforts targeting diverse audiences, including students, local communities, and visitors, we will forge partnerships with schools, community organizations, and online platforms to ensure broad dissemination of educational content. Additionally, we will work in collaboration with park staff to provide comprehensive training and resources to effectively communicate the park's significance and promote responsible stewardship among visitors.

3. Visitor Experience Enhancement: With park collaboration and input we will enhance visitor amenities and infrastructure, including trails, visitor centers, and facilities, to improve accessibility, safety, and enjoyment for all park visitors. By offering a diverse array of recreational and educational opportunities, such as guided hikes, workshops, and special events, we aim to enrich the visitor experience and foster deeper connections with the park's natural and cultural heritage. Leveraging innovative technologies and digital tools, such as the Agents of Discovery platform, we will provide virtual experiences to enhance visitor engagement both on-site and online.

4. Partnerships and Collaboration: We will cultivate strong partnerships with government agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses, and local communities to leverage resources, expertise, and support for park conservation and education initiatives. Through a collaborative approach to addressing shared challenges and opportunities, including climate change, habitat restoration, and sustainable tourism, we will facilitate joint projects and initiatives. We are committed to engaging stakeholders in decision-making processes and seeking input from diverse perspectives to ensure inclusive and equitable representation in park management and planning efforts.

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Joshua Tree National Park Associaton

Board of directors
as of 02/14/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Erin Golden Adams

Joshua Tree National Park Associaton

Term: 2023 -

Bob Zimmerman

Laraine Turk

Linda Castro

Bill Truesdell

Joe Zarki

Linda Castro

Sarah Bliss

Brendan Cummings

Pamela Kersey

Shai Grabie

Jon Michel Greenwood

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/7/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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