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Restoration Of Mariposa Grove DEIS Released

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park has released the Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Mariposa Grove DEIS) for public review and comment. The public comment period for the Mariposa Grove DEIS is open today through Tuesday, May 7. The document is available for public review on the park’s website.

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Four Million Visitors Create Lots Of Local Jobs

YOSEMITE – A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2011 shows that over four million visitors to Yosemite National Park spent over $379 million in communities surrounding the park. This spending supported 5,057 jobs in the local area. The report shows $13 billion of direct spending by 279 million park visitors in communities within 60 miles of a national ...

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Want To Climb Half Dome? Make Reservations Now

YOSEMITE – If you want to climb Half Dome this summer, you will need to make reservations, and now is the time. Half Dome Cables Day Use permits for the 2013 hiking season are available for reservations Friday, Mar. 1, through Sunday, Mar. 31. Permits to hike to the top of Half Dome are required seven days per week and ...

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Rehabilitation Plans For Tioga Road

YOSEMITE – The National Park Service has announced plans to rehabilitate, restore and resurface approximately 41 miles of the Tioga Road. The Tioga Road, bounded on both sides by State Highway 120, and open seasonally, is a popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada.

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The Bigger The Waterfall, The Better The Firefall

YOSEMITE – People were gathered around this time last year, waiting, talking and laughing – then the crowd began to settle down. We were amateurs among professionals, but no one seemed to mind, as a hush fell on the crowd looking out at Horsetail Fall. Colors began to change on the cliffs, as light played with water, and in the ...

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Yosemite National Park's Largest Glacier Stagnant

Lyell Glacier Ceases Movement, Adjacent Maclure Glacier Moving at Historical Rate YOSEMITE – The Lyell Glacier, the largest glacier in Yosemite National Park, has stagnated, or ceased its downhill movement, according to a recent study conducted by scientists from the National Park Service and the University of Colorado. The adjacent Maclure Glacier is still moving at its historical rate, about ...

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Public Meetings & Webinars For Merced & Tuolumne River Plans

YOSEMITE – On Tuesday, Jan. 8, Yosemite National Park released two Wild and Scenic River Draft Comprehensive Management Plans and Environmental Impact Statements for the Merced River (MRP) and the Tuolumne River (TRP) for public review and comment. The public comment period for the TRP is open through Monday, Mar. 18, The public comment period for the MRP is open ...

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Free Entry To Yosemite On Martin Luther King Day

YOSEMITE – The waterfalls are spectacular and admission is free to Yosemite National Park on Monday, Jan. 21, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Yosemite has experienced a magnificent winter thus far, with an abundance of snowfall throughout the park. The floor of Yosemite Valley is blanketed in snow and Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, Vernal Fall and other ...

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