Tag: John Muir

Returning Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep to the heart of Yosemite

Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are back in Yosemite’s Cathedral Range after over 100 years of absence! Between March 26 and April 3, 2015 seven ewes were moved to the Laurel Creek area of Sequoia National Park. During this same time period ten ewes and three rams were were moved from the Inyo National Forest and …

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John Muir NHS Celebrates California Arbor Week

Special Presentation Kicks Off Seasonal Speaker Series  Celebrate California Arbor Week by attending a special presentation by guest speakers Timmy Womick and Chad Brey of TreeCircus on Sunday, March 9, at 1 PM at the John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez, CA. Womick and Brey’s hour-long program, “What Did John Muir Teach Us?”, is the first …

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Yosemite’s Largest Glacier No Longer A Glacier?

Lyell Glacier, the largest glacier in Yosemite, has come to a screaming halt. Maclure Glacier shifts into high gear and moves at a lightning-fast rate … relatively speaking. From the National Park Service: “… A glacier’s health is determined by the amount of winter snowfall compared to summertime melting of snow and ice. The movement …

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