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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Restoring Rare Frogs and Turtles to Yosemite National Park

Restoring Rare Frogs and Turtles to Yosemite National Park

In recent years, with support from Yosemite Conservancy, scientists have started to bring endangered Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs back from the brink of extinction by moving them to predator-free lakes. This year, in addition to expanding those efforts, scientists began restoring the populations of two other native water-loving species: California red-legged frogs and Western pond turtles. […]