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Sep 14

Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act

From the BlueRibbon Coalition: Earlier this year, California Reps. David G. Valadao (CA-21), Sam Farr (CA-21), and Jeff Denham (CA-10) introduced H.R. 1838, the Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act, to direct the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reopen the 75,000 acre Clear Creek Management Area in San Benito and Fresno counties …

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Sep 02

BLM Plans Meetings on Cow Mountain Recreation Management Plan

From The BlueRibbon Coalition: The Bureau of Land Management Ukiah Field Office will hold public scoping meetings in September to gather comments for a recreation management plan for North and South Cow Mountain. BRC strongly supports the managed OHV recreation program at the Cow Mountain National Recreation Area (NRA). The NRA provides important OHV opportunities …

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Jul 02

Yosemite Fire Restrictions

From the National Park Service: Yosemite National Park is experiencing very high fire danger along with continued hot and dry weather patterns. Due to current and predicted fire conditions and possible active fire behavior, the park implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions until further notice. By order of the Superintendent Yosemite National Park and under authority …

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Jul 02

Google’s Vertical Street View of El Capitan

Google, not satisfied with street views that occasionally show very interesting images, has now set their sights on the skies above places like Yosemite National Park. Specifically, El Capitan. From Google’s Official Blog: Today we’re launching our first-ever vertical Street View collection, giving you the opportunity to climb 3,000 feet up the world’s most famous …

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Jun 30

CSF Hosts 2nd Annual ‘California Wine, Wings & Wildlife’ Event in Sonoma

On June 29, in the heart of California’s wine country, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) gathered members of the sportsmen’s conservation community and other supporters for the 2nd Annual ‘California Wine, Wings & Wildlife,’ western regional event. This event offered an opportunity for Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Members from the western United States and supporters …

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May 08

Orange County Park Ranger Badge

When you visit an OC Park, you’re greeted by Park Rangers and members of the Ranger Reserves.  They’re special group of men and women who serve our county and help visitors enjoy our beautiful spaces.  One aspect of the Park Ranger uniform is the unique badge that identifies the individual. Throughout the history of the …

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May 05

What hikers do and do NOT do…

The Sacramento Bee is reporting that the CHP has rescued a “hiker” from the Pacific Crest Trail.  The guy they rescued was only 12 hours into his hike when young Dartagnan ran out of water “due to the drought” and became lost. There are a number of things that I find questionable about this story. …

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