Consider it a birthday present to the National Park Service: $48 million to be doled out across the National Park System on projects ranging from improving trail systems and park facilities to bringing youth into the parks.
Sequoia National Park
Books with ties to national parks are too numerous to count. But we did receive a fair number in 2015, and found many of them worth your while. Let's take a look back through Traveler's Fireside Reads for 2015.
My first partner in my first job with the National Park Service was a dark bay mare. I was extremely popular with the kids when I’d show up at the General Sherman Tree or Lodgepole Campground in Sequoia National Park riding Sweets. So you can imagine the shock and horror I felt last August when I learned that three NPS horses were on a feedlot in Colorado, waiting to be shipped to a slaughterhouse in Mexico.
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.
What would the holidays be without the Christmas Bird Count? We’re here again to take a look at some selected CBC activities in the national parks this holiday season.
Come the first of the year it's going to cost you a bit more to get into Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, and to camp there, as well.
As the National Park Service approaches its 100th birthday celebration, you can mark the anniversary by looking into the past of the national park movement via original Works Progress Administration posters and more recently made replicas.
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.
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.