Category: California

News and Views you can use from around the Golden State

Sep 26

Welcome to National Public Lands Day!

Today is National Public Lands Day! Entry fees are waived in most of the national parks and national forests, so you won’t have to pay for day use areas – visitor centers, picnic areas, trailheads, etc. You’ll still get o pay for concessions, camping, rentals, and other services. Check with your local national forest or park …

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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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Sep 01

Every Kid in a Park Program Launches

The National Parks Service has launched the “Every Kid in a Park” program, which offers a free annual pass to all fourth grade students and their families to visit more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including America’s national parks. Beginning today, any currently enrolled fourth grade student can visit www.everykidinapark.gov, finish an activity on the website …

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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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Aug 23

Summit Fire burning south of Big Bear Lake

A fire now named the Summit Fire is burning in the San Bernardino National Forest near Forest Service Road 2N08 (to the south of the city of Big Bear Lake and west of the Snow Summit ski resort). The fire appears to have started near Pine Knot Avenue and Knickerbocker Road around 12:30 p.m. Within an …

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