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Recreate Responsibly With These Helpful Reminders

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES —  Mother Nature is the best form of therapy. The sound of roaring falls and smell of blooming wildflowers. The deafening silence of freshly fallen snow on the ground. Recreate Responsibly (PDF) Not Just Yosemite But ALL Outdoor Lands Although the main attraction is Yosemite National Park, the idea of recreating responsibly shouldn’t be applied only to the ...

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Forest Service to Host Two In-Person Hiring Events

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VALLEJO — The United States Forest Service (USFS) is hiring for Wildland Firefighter positions into hiring permanent and seasonal, hand crews, engine crews, hotshot crews, and more. Make a lasting impact on the world around you and unlock opportunities for professional growth and career advancement. Join the Forest Service’s Region 5 fire organization and be a part of the team ...

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Hold the Line, the U.S. Forest Service is Hiring!

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The United States Forest Service is hosting an in-person event to hire 400 wildland firefighters in California. Their goal is to match local candidates with local positions in California. The live event will be held on January 24 & 25, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Fresno. USFS Hiring Event Flyer (PDF) ...

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UCCE to Offer Post-Fire Forest Resilience Workshop

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Save the Date! Register now for a California Post- Fire Forest Resilience Workshop! Post-Fire Resilience Workshop Flyer (PDF) Online every Wednesday from 6 – 7:30 p.m. February 1 to March 15 and in-person field trips on Thursday, March 16, and Friday, March 17. Hosted by University of California Cooperative Extension in collaboration with CAL FIRE, California Association of Resource Conservation ...

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Prescribed Burn Association to Host Informational Session

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MARIPOSA — University of California Cooperative Extension will host an informational session about the local Prescribed Burn Association (PBA) on the back patio of The Grove House on Monday, November 7, from 5 – 7 p.m. This event will provide an opportunity for community members to interact with PBA members, learn about prescribed fire, and hear about upcoming opportunities to ...

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Winter Service To Yosemite National Park Now Running

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MERCED – The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) is now operating its winter schedule for bus service running from Merced and Mariposa to Yosemite National Park. YARTS Highway 140 Winter Schedule (PDF) The Highway 140 service operates year-round but reduces the frequency of service to and from the park after the summer season. YARTS routes into Yosemite that originate ...

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Happy 132nd Birthday, Yosemite National Park!

Happy 132nd birthday, Yosemite! May you have many more!!

Happy Birthday Yosemite! Visit this October and help celebrate the 132nd birthday of Yosemite National Park! History of Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park is located in central California, straddling the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Many famous explorers and naturalists have passed through this area including John Muir (a strong proponent for protecting the area’s forests), John Wesley Powell (who ...

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History Mystery #112: The Traveling Mystery Cabin

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Submitted by Debby Carter, SHSA Librarian. According to articles in the Sierra Star, the cabin that is now located at Fresno Flats Historic Park & Village (see map below) was originally located west of Highway 41 and south of Sugar Pine, and east of Silver Knob. In 1969, a year after the Sierra Historic Sites Association (SHSA) was formed, the ...

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Remains of Missing Fresno Woman Found at Shaver Lake

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FRESNO COUNTY — On Friday, May 6, dental records of 37-year-old Samantha Tomlinson of Fresno were compared to skeletal remains found near Shaver Lake. The examination confirmed the identity to be that of Tomlinson. She was reported to Fresno Police as a missing person on Dec. 3, 2021, after she never returned home from a shopping trip. Shortly after the report ...

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YARTS Reservations for 2022 Summer Season Now Available

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YOSEMITE – Reservations for the 2022 summer season are now open for trips to Yosemite National Park aboard the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS), which operates a year-round coach service from Merced and Mariposa to Yosemite, but will transition to an expanded summer schedule beginning May 16, 2022. Seasonal summer service begins from Sonora and Groveland on May 16 ...

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