24 de agosto de 2019

Celebrate the National Park Service’s 103rd birthday with free entrance to all its 419 parks and sites.

To celebrate its 103rd birthday, the NPS is waiving entrance fees to all national park sites across the U.S. on August 25. It’s one of five fee-free days in 2019 (the two remaining ones are National Public Lands Day on September 18 and Veterans Day on November 11).

https://roadtrippers.com/magazine/celebrate-the-national-park-services-103rd-birthday-with-free-entrance-to-all-its-419-parks-and-sites/

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14 de agosto de 2019

07 de agosto de 2019

Annual Yosemite Meadows Project Seeking Volunteers.

Nature Corps, a nonprofit volunteer conservation organization, is offering a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes with the National Park Service to help restore Yosemite Valley’s beautiful meadows. The next ‘voluntour’ is scheduled for Sept. 6 through 8 and is dedicated to helping the Park Service implement the Merced River Restoration Plan.

https://www.escalontimes.com/209-living/annual-yosemite-meadows-project-seeking-volunteers/

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24 de junio de 2019

Yosemite National Park: Rules, crackdown reduce bear problems.

Contrary to legend, rangers have found it possible to infuse brainpower in summer tourists in Yosemite National Park.

The numbers this week show that bear incidents are down 99 percent in 20 years at Yosemite, from a peak of 1,500 in 1997 to a low this year of three. In 2018, they verified only 22 incidents for the year.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/outdoors/stienstra/amp/Yosemite-National-Park-Rules-crackdown-reduce-14032076.php

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29 de mayo de 2019

Yosemite has a big plan for 2019. It includes traffic fixes — and mountain lion poop.

Dogs trained to smell mountain lion poop. Studying fungus on cliffs to protect bats. Reintroducing endangered bighorn sheep and frogs. Keeping old apple orchards alive in Yosemite Valley.

These are just a few of dozens of projects happening behind the scenes in Yosemite National Park.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article230774724.html

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06 de mayo de 2019

Red-legged frogs thriving in Yosemite after long absence.

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Red-legged frogs made famous by Mark Twain are thriving in Yosemite Valley after a decades-long absence.

https://kmph.com/news/local/red-legged-frogs-thriving-in-yosemite-after-long-absence

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01 de enero de 2019

Campgrounds at Yosemite National Park Closed Due to Human Waste Along Roadways During Government Shutdown.

Yosemite National Park visitors using the side of the road as a toilet have prompted the park to close two campgrounds and a popular redwood grove for public-safety reasons.

The park‘s restrooms and visitor centers have been closed and trash collection suspended since the partial federal government shutdown began Dec. 22, but the park itself remains open.

https://ktla.com/2018/12/31/some-iconic-national-parks-closing-due-to-vandals-human-waste-amid-federal-government-shutdown/

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20 de diciembre de 2018

Visitation to Yosemite National Park Declines 1% Year Over Year.

Yosemite National Park total recreation visitors for November 2018 was down 1.0% over November 2017.

https://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/16835-november-2018-visitation-to-yosemite-national-park-declines-1-year-over-year

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18 de diciembre de 2018

Futurity: Research News. Recovering frogs plop from backpacks into new places.

The frogs travel in a box, within a canister, surrounded by snow, tucked tightly into a backpack strapped to a determined ecologist. Twenty at a time they depart places where they’re thriving for sites from which their species has vanished. Their mission: population recovery.

Ecologist Roland Knapp of the University of California, Santa Barbara has been leading a team of field crews—in collaboration with the National Park Service, US Geological Survey, and US Fish & Wildlife Service—to save these frogs by reintroducing them to lakes from which they have disappeared due to the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd).

https://www.futurity.org/sierra-nevada-yellow-legged-frog-1927952-2/

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11 de diciembre de 2018

Time-lapse video from above shows clouds rolling across Yosemite like an ocean.

A time-lapse video from a camera atop Virginia Peak in Yosemite National Park shows a low stratus deck of clouds. Looking like an ocean, the atmosphere is a fluid and acts very similar to water in the sea, according to the National Weather Service.

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/state/california/article222903820.html

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