Yosemite National Park Offers Free Admission August 25-28, 2016 In Honor of National Park Service Centennial Celebration

Yosemite National Park Offers Free Admission August 25-28, 2016 In Honor of National Park Service Centennial Celebration

Park Hosting Special Centennial Programs to Celebrate  Yosemite National Park will celebrate the Centennial, 100 years of the National Park Service, on August 25, 2016. In honor of this historic milestone, park entrance fees will be waived Thursday August 25 through Sunday August 28, 2016. Camping fees and all other fees will still be applicable. […]

Acclaimed Photographer Clyde Butcher Publishes New Book “Celebrating America’s National Parks”

Acclaimed Photographer Clyde Butcher Publishes New Book “Celebrating America’s National Parks”

Throughout his award-winning career, photographer Clyde Butcher has cherished America’s national parks. “I am filled with gratitude that I live in a country that had the foresight to save so many wild places for future generations,” said Butcher. “They have given us the ability to step out of the rush of the modern world and […]

Grazing in National Forest Restricted to Protect Rare California Frogs, Toads

Grazing in National Forest Restricted to Protect Rare California Frogs, Toads

In response to a notice of intent to sue filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Forest Service has restricted livestock grazing on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest to prevent harm to the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and Yosemite toad, both of which are protected under the Endangered Species Act. The federal agency said […]

Yosemite National Park Expands American Sign Language Services

Yosemite National Park Expands American Sign Language Services

Park Offers Multiple Services for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Visitors Yosemite National Park expands the American Sign Language (ASL) Program offered to Deaf and hearing impaired visitors. The park’s Deaf services program offers trip planning, park orientation at the visitor center, and interpretive services for Deaf and hearing impaired visitors. The program also focuses on […]

Five new sports announced for Tokyo 2020, but where does the future of the Olympics lie?

Five new sports announced for Tokyo 2020, but where does the future of the Olympics lie?

Surfing, skateboarding, climbing and karate will become Olympics sports for the first time ever at Tokyo 2020 after a long-anticipated decision was confirmed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on August 3. Baseball/softball has also been let back into the games for the first time since 2008. Since the Olympic governing body said that five […]