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Bald Eagle Tours At Millerton Lake

FRIANT — If you’ve ever wondered about the habits and habitat of the majestic Bald Eagle such as we can sometimes see locally, now is the time to take a closer look — with an expert along to guide you. Millerton Lake State Recreation Area, located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, is now accepting reservations for the 33rd ...

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Library Workshop: Park Ranger Guzman On Backyard Wildlife

OAKHURST — Bobcats, mountain lions and black bears are just a few of the wild animals prominent in the Yosemite National Park and the surrounding foothill communities that Park Ranger Alejandra (Ale) Guzman will discuss in a workshop scheduled at the Oakhurst Branch Library from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Guzman says participants will learn about ...

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Audubon Features Foothills Conservation In April Program

Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS — The rolling foothills of the western Sierra Nevada encompass a richly diverse and scenic natural and cultural heritage. The Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC), a local land trust founded in 1996 in Fresno County, now plays a significant role in protecting the natural resources, working lands, cultural traditions and rural character of this area’s expansive ...

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YAAS Presents Living With Wildlife Program In Oakhurst

Contributed by Len McKenzie — Californians, particularly in rural areas such as the Sierra foothills, are generally familiar with the pleasures and the challenges of living with wildlife. While viewing animals at close range, especially species not commonly seen, is usually exciting, some critters who live or venture close to our homes can become “problem” animals or nuisances, and occasional ...

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What To Do If You Find A Fawn

MOUNTAIN AREA — Even as the summer sun beats down on the trees and grassland, fawns are being born to mule deer in the foothills and higher elevations, and stumbling around sleepy-eyed in their first few weeks of life. The small, spotted, delicate creatures are vulnerable to predators and, as it turns out, humans are among the species that can be dangerous to ...

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Human-Bear Incidents At Record Low In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has recorded the lowest number of human-bear incidents since 1975, when the park initiated its first human-bear management program, say park officials. A bear incident is counted when a bear causes property damage, obtains food, acts aggressively, or injures a person. In 2015, there were 76 incidents, which resulted in $4,909 in property damage. This ...

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Lions, Racoons & Bears: Ranger Talk On Backyard Wildlife

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Library will host Yosemite National Park Ranger Christine Raines who will expound on the topic of backyard wildlife. The free presentation takes place on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the library community room, where the audience will learn about different wildlife habitats, their adaptations, physiology and behaviors.  The animals Ranger Christine will ...

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Yosemite Restoring Endangered Frogs to Alpine Lakes

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is restoring the federally endangered Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog to alpine lakes within the park. The yellow-legged frog was once the most common frog in mountain lakes throughout the Sierra Nevada, but introduced predators and diseases caused their population to decline by over 95 percent. Park experts are encouraged by the results of initial restoration ...

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Crane Valley Hotshots Tend To A Little Fawn

HUNTINGTON LAKE – Allowing readers a rare glimpse into the softer side of firefighting, Tami Rold-Sanchez shared photographs her Hotshot husband Rafael Sanchez took today of some fellow Crane Valley Hotshots caring for a young fawn separated from its mother. Based out of North Fork, the Crane Valley Hotshots are staying busy this week fighting lightning fires up at Huntington ...

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Bears Beware or Beware of Bears

Yes, its time to be outdoors doing all the fun things that the sunny warm weather permits. My friend and I are making an effort to get out and do something out of our normal routine a couple of times a week. Hitting the pool or taking a picnic out to Bass Lake, just something to remind us what beautiful ...

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