A woman accused of defacing rocks at national parks has pleaded guilty.
San Diego resident Casey Nocket, 23, faced seven misdemeanor counts of damaging government property, including a rock near Telescope Peak in Death Valley National Park.
Nocket was sentenced to two years probation and 200 hours of community service on June 13. In addition, the judge ordered her banned from lands administered by the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Army Corps of Engineers during the period of probation.
A hearing to determine the amount of restitution Nocket is required to pay will be held at a later date.
According to court documents, over a 26-day period, Nocket damaged rock formations within seven national parks by drawing or painting on them using acrylic paints and markers. She posted numerous pictures of the drawings on her social media accounts. The parks are in three federal districts: the Eastern District of California, the District of Oregon, the District of Utah, and the District of Colorado.
The damage took place as follows:
· Sept. 12, 2014, Rocky Mountain National Park in the District of Colorado
· Sept. 13, 2014, Colorado National Monument in the District of Colorado on the Monument Canyon Trail.
· Sept. 15, 2014, Canyonlands National Park in the District of Utah on the Neck Spring Trail.
· Sept. 17, 2014, Zion National Park in the District of Utah.
· Sept. 23, 2014, Death Valley National Park in the Eastern District of California at the summit of Telescope Peak.
· Oct. 2, 2014, Yosemite National Park in the Eastern District of California at the beginning of the John Muir Trail.
· Oct. 7, 2014, Crater Lake National Park in the District of Oregon.