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Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Spotted in Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is excited to report the first confirmed sighting in the park of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox (Vulpes vulpes necator) in nearly 100 years. Park wildlife biologists had gone on a five-day backcountry trip to the far northern part of the park to check on previously deployed motion-sensitive cameras. They documented a sighting of ...

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Audubon Program Features Birds And Climate Change Study

What would our world be like without birds? Not only do they delight our eyes and ears, but they are integral to this planet’s environmental health and sustainability. Their diversity astounds the human imagination and tickles our sensibilities. Their ability to fly symbolizes freedom to us, and their behaviors and interactions fascinate us. One doesn’t have to be an avid ...

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Free Days For National Wildlife Refuges

If you have never visited a national wildlife refuge before, one of the fee-free days would be the perfect opportunity to see what you’ve been missing, like this sandhill crane at the Merced National Wildlife Refuge. Get outside and enjoy some of the country’s most magical places – America’s national wildlife refuges – and get free admission on these days ...

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A Stroll In The Park? Not.

Written by Guest Columnist Ed Hart Friday—it’s sunny, 85 degrees, with clear skies, and my dear sweet Ann was reading the local e-news paper and sees a story about how this group is going up to some high Sierra lakes, to pick up trash and do good and all that warm, fuzzy feel good stuff, so she says, “It’s not ...

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Mountain Lakes Cleanup Event Saturday

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – You are invited to celebrate National Public Lands Day in your own backyard by participating in the Bare Island and Iron Lakes clean-up on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 8 a.m. “They are the most beautiful lakes you’ve never heard of, says organizer Deanna Wulff. “Hike up to Bare Island Lake and Iron Lakes from Grizzly Pass. ...

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Annual Facelift In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the Facelift, an annual event held to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season. The event starts on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 28. Trash pick-up volunteer days will start on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

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Restrictions On Campfires In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Fire restrictions for Yosemite National Park went into effect on Tuesday, July 15. The fire order restricts the use of campfires in wilderness below 6,000 feet in elevation. However, campfires in designated campgrounds and picnic areas will still be allowed. Yosemite National Park is implementing fire restrictions due to several years of exceptional drought conditions and high fire ...

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'Running Wild' Comes To Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Film Commission is pleased to announce they just finished filming an NBC TV series – you may have seen the commercials – “Running Wild With Bear Gylls.” Survival expert/adventurer Bear Grylls and movie star Channing Tatum, of 22 Jump Street fame, spent last Monday night camped on top of Fresno Dome in the Sierra ...

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Free Fishing Day This Saturday

CALIFORNIA – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites all Californians to celebrate summer by fishing this Saturday. July 5 is the first of two Free Fishing Days in 2014, when people can try their hand at fishing without having to buy a sport fishing license. Free Fishing Days are also a great opportunity for licensed anglers to ...

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Now That's A Nature Photographer!

Keith Sauer was our first contributor on SierraNewsOnline. His ability to be in the right place at the right time continues to amaze. Keith’s advice for budding photogs – “The first rule of nature photography is ‘be there.’ This scene happened minutes ago…” Check out the end of this encounter between baby deer and squirrel.

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