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Tioga Road In Yosemite National Park To Be Rehabilitated

Yosemite National Park has signed off on the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Tioga Road. The National Park Service had posted a public scoping for the Tioga Road Rehabilitation Plan in 2010. The Environmental Assessment was released for public view in August 2011, with comments accepted through September of 2011. The park received …

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Happy Birthday, Yosemite!

On October 1, 1890 Yosemite National Park was established. From Wikipedia: “…Yosemite National Park is a United States National Park spanning eastern portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in the central eastern portion of California, United States. The park covers an area of 761,268 acres (3,080.74 km2) and reaches across the western slopes of …

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Yosemite’s First Photographer

Charles Leander Weed (1824-1903) is often cited as the first photographer to have captured the beauty of Yosemite on film. During the California Gold Rush, Mr. Weed moved to Sacramento, California and began working in the studio of George Wilson. He met a local entrepreneur and publisher, James Hutchings, and traveled with him to Yosemite …

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Open House and Webinar featuring the Mariposa Grove Restoration Project and South Entrance Station Kiosks Replacement May 30, 2012

The Mariposa Grove Restoration Project’s goal is to restore the Mariposa grove and preserving an ancient species for future generations. This particular grove of Giant Sequoias – while not irreplaceable (they can easily be replaced in 1,000 to 3,000 years) – is thousands of years old. Along with Yosemite Valley, the Mariposa Grove was the …

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Yosemite Grant 150th Anniversary Logo Unveiled in Yosemite National Park

In 2014 it will have been 150 years since Galen Clark and Senator John Conness worked with the General Land office and the Interior Department to draft a bill to protect the Yosemite valley. The bill passed both houses of the 38th Congress of the United States and was signed on June 30th, 1864, officially …

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