The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

  • Poor conditions for a prescribed burn -- unsettled weather patterns, extensive fuels, and steep terrain -- have prompted officials to delay a burn planned for the Wawona area of Yosemite National Park.

    The 846-acre Wawona Northwest Prescribed Fire that was to be ignited Wednesday was cancelled by fire bosses due to c

  • A number of national parks are clustered around some of the 10 rivers whose health is so threatened by mining operations, pollution, dredging, proposed dams, and other impacts that American Rivers found them deserving to be listed as America's Most Endangered Rivers.

    This year's ranking by the organization, which since 1986 has annually published a list of "endangere

  • Travel in these days of a weak economy and high fuel costs can be expensive, but there are some ways that you can trim the costs of visiting your favorite national park.

    Lodging

    If your trip entails travel of any great distance from your home, you'll obviously need to rent a room for a night or nights.

  • Yosemite National Park is a landscape of big cliffs, outcrops, and granite domes.

  • Yosemite Falls is a prime attraction for visitors to Yosemite National Park, and now a new webcam allows anyone with an internet connection to enjoy a view of the falls. The camera is a partnership of the non-profit Yosemite Conservancy, the park and Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts.