Category: National Parks

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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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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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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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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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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