Yosemite National Park
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The Merced River can mean different things to different people, in part depending upon where in Yosemite National Park they view it. The National Park Service is working to focus on those values as it develops a plan for managing the stretch of river that flows through the Yosemite Valley.
What is the role of national parks? Are they created and designed to preserve nature, or to serve as playgrounds for the public? In Australia, one group it's the former, and they're rising in opposition to a move to promote tourism in their parks.
The largest solar energy complex in the National Park System will be built just outside Yosemite National Park and, when operational, will essentially double the amount of electricity generated via renewable energy for the National Park Service's Pacific West Region.
If you've been to the Yosemite Valley in the summer, you know what a headache it can be to get around, what with all the traffic. Well, Yosemite National Park just received $1.3 million to go towards easing the transportation nightmares.
Spring brings raging waterfalls, wildflower blooms, and a renewed landscape to Yosemite National Park. This year it also will bring road work near the park's south entrance that will snarl traffic for most of the year.