A search was continuing Thursday for an experienced, 74-year-old backpacker who failed to return on schedule from a trek through Kings Canyon National Park in California.
Kings Canyon National Park
To give endangered frogs and other native species a leg up, human-introduced trout will be eradicated – sometimes with a chemical – from dozens of high-elevation ponds, streams, and lakes in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks in California.
King Sequoia: The Tree That Inspired A Nation, Created Our National Park System, And Changed The Way We Think About Nature
One of my favorite spots in California, just a few miles away from the congestion of the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park, is a little known forest glen: Nelder Grove. A century ago this was a logging site, formerly named Fresno Grove, where the towering Sequoias crashed to the ground, to be cut up for grape stakes and fence posts. Massive stumps dot the quiet, verdant hillside, and some giants yet still stand. I always asked myself why, and how, this grove fell, while others went untouched, and were protected.
National Park Service officials have been unobtain to produce complete records that helped them craft a Wilderness Stewardship Plan for Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, according to a lawsuit filed against the agency.
You can add Sequoia National Park in California and Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota to the slowly growing number of parks now selling entrance passes online.
Scoping Under Way For Proposal To Resurface Generals Highway Between Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Parks
Public input is being taken through the end of the month by the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service on a plan to resurface more than 17 miles of the Generals Highway which connects Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks in California.
This coming Sunday the men and women of the Armed Forces who have served, fought, and died to keep America free will be honored at Kings Canyon National Park during the 90th annual Trek to the Nation's Christmas Tree.
Two significant mergers have been formalized in recent days, each with the aim of building a stronger ally for national parks. In Wyoming/Montana, the Yellowstone Park Foundation has merged with the Yellowstone Association, while in California the Sequoia Natural History Association and Sequoia Parks Foundation have joined forces to form the Sequoia Parks Conservancy. The goal, of course, is to eliminate redundancies, streamline administrations, and generate more for the parks they serve.
It has been a rough summer at Kings Canyon National Park in California, where a forest fire closed in on the park and forced the closure of Cedar Grove on the floor of the park. Now park officials say they don't know when access to Cedar Grove will be restored.
A dual birthday party is being marked this weekend in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, with activities ranging from cave tours and learning how the giant sequoias are enduring California's drought to all-you-can-eat barbecues.