The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

  • 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.

  • The year began with a gloomy outlook for travel, with forecasts of $5 per gallon—or more—for gas during the summer.

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

  • In a show of support for the U.S. military, the Obama administration has announced that all active-duty members of the military will be given free access to the entire National Park System.

    The annual passes will be given out under the administration's Joining Forces initiative designed to support the soldiers, sailors, and airmen and their families.

  • A study intended to measure the impacts of climate change on Western bird species involves Yosemite National Park, where researchers will spend a year examining how some common Sierra Nevada species will respond to climate changes.

    Along the way, these ornithologists will try to identify strategies land managers can