Category Archives: California

Wildfire Season Officially Underway – Golf Fire

The Golf Fire – the first fire of the season in Big Bear Lake, CA located in the San Bernardino Mountains – should remind all of us who live in the mountains to make sure we’ve got defensible space on our properties. Make sure you remove dead vegetation, cut tall grass, prune or remove overgrown brush […]

Forest Care Enters Its Final Season

Forest Care is a program that has assisted more than 3,500 owners of forested property in the mountain communities of the San Bernardino National Forest to create healthier, greener, and more fire-safe forested areas since 2006. Forest Care, through their partners the National Forest Association and Cal Fire and working under a grant from the […]

California’s National Parks Feel Budget Pinch All The Way From Washington

As if California’s national parks weren’t crowded, dirty, or poorly serviced enough already, the federal budget is now going to muscle even further into the wilderness. The already-short National Park Service’s $2.75 billion annual budget will see no increase at all in 2013. Because of prior allocations and demands, at least $3 million will be […]

Half Dome Cables in Place

(NPS) The cables allowing access for hikers to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park will be in place and open for the season today, weather permitting. The trail to Half Dome from Yosemite Valley is an extremely strenuous hike covering over 17 miles. Hikers gain 4,800 feet of elevation along the trail […]

Campaign to Save California’s State Parks

The Save Our State Parks (SOS) Campaign is a statewide, grassroots campaign to keep California’s magnificent state parks open and available – now and into the future. In partnership with organizations, businesses, local governments, and individuals around the state, the California State Parks Foundation is leading SOS Campaign activities and generating awareness and action about […]