Massive Grow Site Discovered in Death Valley
The National Park Service has discovered a sprawling marijuana grow, illegally nestled in a remote canyon in Death Valley.
The 40-acre site was discovered by park rangers in a secluded area known as Jail Canyon near the California-Nevada border.
Illegal cannabis activity is an ongoing problem for our national parks. It poses both environmental and human safety risks. Illegal use of harmful pesticides and land clearing can wreak havoc on the environment. According to the park service, visitors have also been physically threatened by growers in the area.
The latest marijuana grow is one of hundreds found in Death Valley in the past decade. The owners of the site have not been identified.