Artist Casey Nocket, who painted faces on rocks in at least six national parks – including Death Valley, Colorado National Monument, Canyonlands, Zion, and Crater Lake – has been banned from all national parks and other federally administered land. Reddit users tracked her down after she posted photos of her vandalism on Instagram.
In June, Nocket was charged with seven counts of injury or depredation against government property in six national parks in Oregon, California, Utah and Colorado.
She pleaded guilty to all seven counts, and on 13 June a federal magistrate sentenced her to 200 hours community service, and a fine of an amount to be specified at a separate hearing in December.
Nocket must also make a formal written apology to the National Park Service; and she has been banned from entering public lands administered by the National Park Service, United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and US army corps of engineers – some 549m acres, totaling more than 20% of the landmass of the US.
Nocket did not respond to a request for comment.