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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

How the Antiquities Act has expanded the national park system and fueled struggles over land protection

How the Antiquities Act has expanded the national park system and fueled struggles over land protection

As Americans anticipate summer vacation, many are planning trips to our nation’s iconic national parks, such as the Grand Canyon, Zion, Acadia and Olympic. But they may not realize that these and other parks exist because presidents used their power under the Antiquities Act, enacted on June 8, 1906, to protect those places from exploitation […]