Oil And Water Don't Mix: How The Energy Industry Is Using Yosemite's Merced River And Point Reyes' Drakes Bay To Facilitate Public Land Exploitation

In the following commentary, Barbara Moristch raises questions into the forces behind efforts to see an oyster farm remain in business and to further open the Yosemite Valley to recreation.

Tent Flap With A View: 25 Favorite Backcountry Campsites

Where are some of the best backcountry campsites in the world (as well as the national parks)? Michael Lanza, Northwest editor of Backpacker Magazine, shares his thoughts on 25 of the best places to pitch your tent.

Inspector General Finds Yosemite National Park Staff Responded Appropriately To 2012 Hantavirus Outbreak

An investigation into the deadly hantavirus outbreak in Yosemite National Park last year has concluded that the park's staff acted appropriately in responding and managing the matter.
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Half Dome Cables To Go Up Friday In Yosemite National Park

The season for hiking to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park officially begins Friday when cables leading to the summit will be put in place...as long as the weather cooperates.

Minnesota Man Killed In Fall At Yosemite National Park

A Minnesota man who had been enjoying day hikes in Yosemite National Park died in a fall along the Mist Trail in the park's iconic valley.

American Recreation Coalition Critical Of Yosemite Valley Plan

Yosemite Valley can feel like a bustling town at times, with traffic jams, wailing emergency sirens, and tour buses and tractor-trailer trucks snaking along the roads. While Yosemite National Park planners are trying to better manage some of that crowding, the American Recreation Coalition fears they're going too far and threatening the visitor experience.

Op-Ed: Yosemite, The Fate Of Heaven Revisited

As shoulder seasons in Yosemite National Park continue to grow, does the National Park Service have a good plan for preserving the Merced River as it flows through the park's iconic valley?

Bills To Expand Yosemite National Park Finding Bipartisan Support

Over a century ago, John Muir's vision for Yosemite National Park included areas that were not included in the present park. Now there's bipartisan support for efforts to add about 1,500 acres adjoining the western side of Yosemite to protect the area from development.

Congressman Upset With Yosemite National Park's Merced River Plans

A congressman from California is furious over Yosemite National Park's proposed Merced River Plan, saying it calls for changes that would "limit public access and enjoyment of Yosemite."

American Rivers: Colorado River Tops List Of 10 Most Endangered Rivers In United States

Despite taking in what the Green, Yampa, and other tributaries large and small contribute, the Colorado River is in a death spiral, over-allocated and a victim of growing climate change, left in a state of constant thirst that has made the river the most-endangered in the country, according to American Rivers.