Category: Inside the NPS

Stephen Mather: First Director of the National Park Service

Stephen Mather: First Director of the National Park Service

August 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

Check out the latest Yosemite Nature Notes on one of my favorite historical figures in Yosemite, Stephen Mather.

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Happy 100th Birthday NPS!

Happy 100th Birthday NPS!

August 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service, a new federal bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for protecting the 35 national parks and monuments then managed by the department and those yet to be established.

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High Fire Danger, Tighter Fire Restrictions

High Fire Danger, Tighter Fire Restrictions

July 6, 2015 | Comments (4)

It’s hot and dry and the fire danger is extermely high. To help prevent fires all visitors are being asked to adhere to the following guidelines: No Smoking No smoking below 6,000 feet, except within an enclosed vehicle, a building in which smoking is allowed, a campground or picnic area where wood and charcoal fires are […]

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A Little History About the Yosemite Grant Act (and Some Fun Things to Do)

A Little History About the Yosemite Grant Act (and Some Fun Things to Do)

June 1, 2014 | Comments (3)

You’ve probably figured out that this year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act. You haven’t you say? Well! Let me explain it to you then.

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Don’t Forget to Submit Your Comments on the Merced River Plan!

Don’t Forget to Submit Your Comments on the Merced River Plan!

April 10, 2013 | Comments (5)

Don’t think this affects you? Wanna bet?

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Yosemite Falls Trail Closing for Blasting

Yosemite Falls Trail Closing for Blasting

April 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

Yosemite Falls Trail will be closed on Wed, 4/18 for trail work including blasting. Blasting is commonly used where pry bars and hand tools are not enough to cut through the hard granite of Yosemite.

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An Update from the Tuolumne Meadows Rangers

An Update from the Tuolumne Meadows Rangers

April 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Another report from winter life in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

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Man Convicted of Abusing Grandchildren During Hike

Man Convicted of Abusing Grandchildren During Hike

March 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

This incident didn’t take place in Yosemite but it’s interesting none the less. A grandfather hiking in Grand Canyon National Park was found guilty of 3 counts of child abuse after he deprived his grandchildren of food and water during a hike and physically and verbally abused them. On August 28, 2011, rangers responded to […]

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New Alternative Concepts Workbook Available for Merced Wild and Scenic River Plan

New Alternative Concepts Workbook Available for Merced Wild and Scenic River Plan

March 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

If you’ve been lending your voice to the conversation about the Merced Wild and Scenic River Management Plan then here’s something for you. A new, preliminary alternative concepts workbook is out.

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Yosemite Ranger Honored for Valor

Yosemite Ranger Honored for Valor

March 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar presented Ranger Dan Abbe and several other park service employees with the prestigious Department of the Interior Valor Award after Abbe rescued two visitors on his way to work in 2009.

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