Category: California’s National Parks

Aug 25

Happy Birthday National Park Service!

“…Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby created in the Department of the Interior a service to be called the National Park Service, which shall be under the charge of a director, who shall be appointed by the Secretary …

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Aug 24

FREE National Park Admission August 25!

Celebrate The 99th Birthday Of The National Park Service with a FREE visit to your national park on August 25th. Yeah, it’s a tuesday. That means you’ll probably have a lot more room to stretch out your arms and see nature without having to sit in as much traffic as you would if you went …

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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 24

Sportsmen-Legislators, Conservation Groups Discuss Federal Forest Policy

Today, members of the sportsmen’s conservation community gathered with Members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) at a Breakfast Briefing, titled, “The Resilient Federal Forests Act: Wildlife Habitat and Forest Diversity,” hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF). Speakers addressed issues from funding, increasing litigation, and complicated regulations to wildlife habitat management and public access …

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Jun 18

Aramark subsidiary Yosemite Hospitality, LLC replaces DNC as primary concessionaire for Yosemite National National Park

DNC has been replaced! In a fairly closed bidding process, the National Park Service has selected Aramark for the new 15 year primary concession contract. This contract is the largest single contract offered by the National Park Service. From the NPS: Fifteen-Year Contract includes providing overnight accommodations, food and beverage, retail, and other related services to …

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Jun 11

Yosemite Nature Notes – Big Trees

Yosemite National Park is home to some of the oldest trees in North America, the Giant Sequoia. These trees thrive in the Northern California atmosphere, wrapped in warm temperatures and frequent rainfall. The park is thick with vast forests, and they are one of the many attractions of Yosemite Valley. Yosemite Nature Notes No. 11 …

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May 21

Yosemite National Park Expecting Extremely Busy Memorial Day Weekend

Yosemite Traffic - NPS Photo

Visitors are urged to avoid arriving at park mid-day, due to anticipated high visitation From The National Park Service: Yosemite National Park anticipates an extremely busy Memorial Day weekend. Its been a very busy year so far and the park expects high visitation, especially from Friday afternoon until Sunday. Visitors are strongly urged to avoid …

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