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The Complex Threat to Joshua Tree

Preservation and accessibility in the face of growth

Sunset solace in Joshua Tree National Park, photo by the author

Joshua Tree is a place of aesthetic and functional contrasts. While other high desert towns strive for respectability and commerce, Joshua Tree uses patina rather than paint and chooses to shun the Dollar Store in favor a Crochet Museum.

The only way in or out of the town of Joshua Tree area is via state route 62 or by wending…



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Paul Coogan

(he/him/his) Project Manager, Artist, and Data Visualization/Activist Geek