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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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Fire Restrictions On Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest will be implementing forest-wide fire restrictions. Higher fuel temperature, dry fuel conditions, severe drought, and an increase in fire activity on the forest and nationwide has led to this decision. Restrictions are in place in all areas on the Sierra National Forest, including the wilderness. Campfires and barbecues are only allowed in developed campgrounds ...

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Outdoor School Is Cool For Kids

FISH CAMP – For the second year in a row, students of the Bass Lake Unified School District got the chance to attend a special field science camp at the Jack L. Boyd outdoor school, Camp Green Meadows. The weather was chilly in late March, but hearts were warmed by the new alliances formed between kids, educators, and mother Earth.

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Escape to Bodega Bay

Mom and I headed to Bodega Bay, located about 65 north of San Francisco, for an adventure. We relaxed, ate lots of fresh sea food and explored some new country, including a visit to Fort Ross.

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Exploring Secret Spots With The Pros

YOSEMITE – Trekking to one of Yosemite National Park’s secret spots on the summer solstice, exploring areas within the park affected by last year’s Rim Fire, and photographing rainbows at night created by waterfalls are among the nearly 50 Outdoor Adventures for 2014 unveiled by Yosemite Conservancy.

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Apply Now For Artist In The Woods

SONORA – The Stanislaus National Forest is accepting applications for the 2014 Artist in the Woods program, where professional artists stay for two weeks in a historic cabin in the woods during the fall. With the goal of creating a sense of stewardship for the beauty of the natural and cultural resources of the Stanislaus National Forest, the Artist in ...

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YNP Releases Final Merced River Plan

YOSEMITE – Golfing and horseback riding in Wawona and skating in Curry Village will remain a part of the Yosemite experience, according to the latest news release from Yosemite National Park. On Friday, Feb. 14, the Park announced the release of the Merced Wild and Scenic River Final Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): “This plan will protect ...

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