Tag: Yosemite

Jun 29

Park Ranger Sharon Miyako Receives Prestigious Award at Yosemite National Park

The Barry Hance Memorial Award is Park’s Highest Honor Yosemite National Park is proud to announce that Park Ranger Sharon Miyako is the recipient of the 2016 Barry Hance Memorial Award. This ceremony was attended by approximately 300 people, including several past Barry Hance Award recipients. The Barry Hance Memorial Award is a peer-nominated award …

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Apr 03

Yosemite Conservancy launches KeepBearsWild.org

In partnership with the National Park Service and Wharton Media, the Yosemite Conservancy has launched KeepBearsWild.org, a website designed to help educate Yosemite National Park visitors about the black bears that live in the park. The website has an online bear tracker, information to educate the public on what to do when they encounter bears, …

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Nov 23

Wilderness Stewardship Plan

The Yosemite National Park public scoping process to review and update the current Wilderness Stewardship Plan has begun. The current management plan was  adopted in 1989, and is starting to show it’s age. The proposed new plan will “provide additional policy direction and address contemporary management challenges.” From the National Park Service website: “Located in …

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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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Jul 02

Yosemite Fire Restrictions

From the National Park Service: Yosemite National Park is experiencing very high fire danger along with continued hot and dry weather patterns. Due to current and predicted fire conditions and possible active fire behavior, the park implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions until further notice. By order of the Superintendent Yosemite National Park and under authority …

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Jul 02

Google’s Vertical Street View of El Capitan

Google, not satisfied with street views that occasionally show very interesting images, has now set their sights on the skies above places like Yosemite National Park. Specifically, El Capitan. From Google’s Official Blog: Today we’re launching our first-ever vertical Street View collection, giving you the opportunity to climb 3,000 feet up the world’s most famous …

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Jun 18

Aramark subsidiary Yosemite Hospitality, LLC replaces DNC as primary concessionaire for Yosemite National National Park

DNC has been replaced! In a fairly closed bidding process, the National Park Service has selected Aramark for the new 15 year primary concession contract. This contract is the largest single contract offered by the National Park Service. From the NPS: Fifteen-Year Contract includes providing overnight accommodations, food and beverage, retail, and other related services to …

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