Tag: Sequoia

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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Happy Anniversary Kings Canyon National Park!

Happy 75th Anniversary, Kings Canyon National Park! From Wikipedia: Kings Canyon National Park is a national park in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of Fresno, California. The park was established on March 4, 1940 and covers 461,901 acres. It incorporated General Grant National Park, which was established in 1890 to protect the General Grant Grove …

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Mount Whitney on this day in history – July 3rd

In July of 1864, a California State Geological Survey led by William H. Brewer, indcluding Charles F. Hoffmann, James T. Gardiner, and Clarence King, named the culminating peak of the Sierras “Mount Whitney.”  Named forJosiah Whitney, who was the State Geologist of California and benefactor of the survey. With an elevation of 14,505 feet Mount Whitney is …

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