A San Diego woman who painted and drew on natural rock formations at national parks across the West and posted her work on social media pleaded guilty Monday to defacing government property.
Casey Nocket, 23, pleaded guilty in federal court in Fresno to seven misdemeanors for her 2014 painting spree at seven national parks, including Yosemite in California and Zion in Utah.
She also admitted to defacing rocks at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon and Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.
Nocket was sentenced to two years' probation and 200 hours of community service. Judge Sheila K. Oberto also banned Nocket 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.
"The defendant's defacement of multiple rock formations showed a lack of respect for the law and our shared national treasures," acting U.S. Attorney Phillip Talbert said in a statement.