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.
Sequoia National Park
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.
Speaking Of Bears, The Bear Crisis And A Tale Of Rewilding From Yosemite, Sequoia And Other National Parks
Even before the establishment of the National Park Service in 1916, wildlife issues involving predators swirled about the national parks. Grizzly bears and wolves were apex predators that preyed on deer, elk, moose, and bison. As such, they were viewed as evil, rapacious carnivores that should be exterminated.
For many, a trip to one of the scenic, landscape national parks includes pristine landscapes, clear vistas, and fresh air. Unfortunately, we don't always get to enjoy those aspects, as a new report on air quality from the National Parks Conservation Association points out.
A campfire ban was implemented in parts of Olympic National Park on Thursday, while other national parks in parts of the West were reminding visitors that it's illegal to use fireworks within their boundaries as hot, dry weather continues to push fire danger higher and higher.