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Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir in Yosemite National Park

Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir in Yosemite National Park

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. Following the assassination of President McKinley in September 1901, Roosevelt, at age 42, succeeded to the office, becoming the youngest United States President in history. Leading his party […]

California Senate Votes to Ban Trademarks at State Parks

California Senate Votes to Ban Trademarks at State Parks

Although the law would not affect federal landmarks, including those in Yosemite National Park, the California Senate is backing legislation that will prohibit trademark claims at state parks. On Tuesday, Senators unanimously approved AB2249, sending it back to the Assembly. The bill would prohibit concessionaires from claiming ownership of a name associated with a California […]

Oakhurst Library Hosts a Talk on ‘Backyard Wildlife’ with Yosemite Park Ranger

Oakhurst Library Hosts a Talk on ‘Backyard Wildlife’ with Yosemite Park Ranger

Park Ranger Christine Raines will speak at a workshop scheduled at the Oakhurst Branch Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, August 27, 2016. “Ranger Chris” will bring preserved skins and skulls to share with the audience while telling the stories of each animal’s habitat, adaptations, physiology, and behaviors. Featured animals are all part […]

NPS Centennial Celebration with Mariposa Symphony Orchestra

NPS Centennial Celebration with Mariposa Symphony Orchestra

Mariposa Symphony Orchestra performed live at Glacier Point on Sunday. This was the seventh, and final, performance of “Our Nation’s Nature”, a five-county tour officially commemorating the National Park Service Centennial. The concert was Yosemite’s official, public NPS Centennial Celebration. “This might be a once in a lifetime event”, said Don Neubacher, Superintendent of Yosemite National […]

2016 Hunting Season Opens

2016 Hunting Season Opens

As hunting season begins, the forest prepares to welcome hunters from areas all over California. Archery season for deer begins August 20th and will run until September 11th. General hunting season begins September 17th and ends October 30th. Currently the Sierra National Forest has limited fire restrictions imposed. Visit the following link for details: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd511483.pdf All hunters are reminded […]

National Park Service Selects National and State Park Concessions El Portal, LLC for El Portal Market Concession Contract

National Park Service Selects National and State Park Concessions El Portal, LLC for El Portal Market Concession Contract

The National Park Service (NPS) has selected National and State Park Concessions El Portal, LLC for the concession contract to provide visitor services at the El Portal Market, located within the El Portal Administrative Site in Yosemite National Park. The 10-year contract is expected to begin on November 1, 2016, and will include grocery, retail […]