On March 29, THIRTEEN's Nature program will explore the impact of climate change on the ecosystem of Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite Valley is so crowded, why not build a temporary gravel lot in Cook's Meadow that could handle 75 vehicles?
Delicate trilliums, glorious columbines, and flamboyant redbuds are some of the harbingers of spring found across the National Park System. This is a favorite season for birds, bees, and photographers. Wildlife is more easily seen in the spring in many parks, too, making the coming three months idyllic for exploring the parks.
There should be little doubt that the National Park Service's Find Your Park campaign for its centennial in 2016 was a resounding success, with overall visitation up nearly 8 percent to 331 million, setting a record for the third consecutive year. But those visitation levels are having adverse impacts on both park resources and the national park experience in some corners of the National Park System.
While crews are at work rebuilding a damaged portion of the Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park, there is no firm estimate of when the road will reopen to traffic, officials said Monday.
A 20-year-old woman working in Yosemite National Park was killed when a falling tree hit her in Half Dome Village, previously known as Curry Village.
Roads damaged as a result of California's wet winter continues to limit access to Yosemite National Park, with Highway 41 from the south closed to traffic and Big Oak Flat Road leading to the Yosemite Valley closed as well.
Spring can be one of those iffy seasons in the National Park System. You might run into warm, sunny days with an easy breeze at your back. Or, you could find yourself being pelted by sleet, battered by a stiff wind, with grey clouds scooting by overhead.
There's nothing like a good book or two to help you prepare for a national park visit, whether you're looking for some historical background, a trail or two to hike, or interested in the natural resources or local culture. With that in mind, here are a few titles you might consider in preparation of a visit to Yosemite National Park in California.
The heavy rains that forced Yosemite National Park to evacuate the valley and close for a few days just after the new year didn’t raise the Merced River to devastating levels, but they did give the California park’s iconic waterfalls a roaring jolt.