Category: California’s National Forests

Oct 06

Rally to oppose National Monument designation of the San Gabriel & San Bernardino Mountains

Rally will be Monday, October 6, at 2PM in Pasadena On Monday, the field office of Congresswoman Judy Chu will hear from a growing movement of citizens and elected officials against her lobbying efforts to have 620,000 acres of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains designated as a national monument. They will deliver letters …

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Oct 05

Public Officials raise concerns about fast-tracked National Monument plan

Congresswoman Judy Chu currently has a bill, HR4858, being reviewed by a Congressional committee to designate the San Gabriel Mountains as a National Recreation Area, however she hopes to bypass the legislative process and have President Obama declare the mountains a National Monument with an executive order as early as this month without proper studies …

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Oct 04

2015 National Park Free Entrance Days

Mark your calendar for these entrance fee waived* dates in 2015: Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 19 Presidents Day weekend – February 14-16 Opening weekend of National Park Week – April 18-19 National Park Service Birthday – August 25 National Public Lands Day – September 26 Veterans Day – November 11 Remember: out of 401 …

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Sep 03

Scoping begins on revised forest plans for Inyo, Sequoia & Sierra National Forests

Scoping workshops this month, comments due by September 29 The U.S. Forest Service today announced a 30-day public scoping period to start the National Environmental Policy Act process for revising forest plans on the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests. The scoping period begins August 29, 2014 with the publishing of the Notice of Intent …

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Aug 25

National Parks Service 98th Anniversary – TODAY!

The National Parks Service marks its 98th anniversary today. All of the parks will be celebrating by offering FREE ADMISSION!  Get out there and visit your national parks! From the NPS website: It’s our birthday, and we hope you’ll visit a national park and help us celebrate! On August 25, 2014 the National Park Service turns 98 …

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Aug 09

Happy 70th, Smokey the Bear!

On this day in history – August 9, 1944 – Smokey the Bear made his debut appearance.  The first poster featuring the iconic jeans wearing bear was illustrated by Albert Staehle. In it Smokey sports both his modest (yet durable) pants choice as well as the well recognized campaign hat that is still worn by National Park …

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Jul 03

Mount Whitney on this day in history – July 3rd

In July of 1864, a California State Geological Survey led by William H. Brewer, indcluding Charles F. Hoffmann, James T. Gardiner, and Clarence King, named the culminating peak of the Sierras “Mount Whitney.”  Named forJosiah Whitney, who was the State Geologist of California and benefactor of the survey. With an elevation of 14,505 feet Mount Whitney is …

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