After being closed since February so crews could rebuild a portion of it, Yosemite National Park's Big Oak Flats Road is scheduled to reopen Monday to traffic heading to the Yosemite Valley.
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Yosemite National Park officials are kicking off a month-long listening period to collect public comments on a proposal to rehabilitate the Bridalveil Fall area.
While progress is being made on rebuilding a section of the Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park, there is no firm date for when the road will reopen to traffic.
A former Yosemite National Park superintendent accused of overseeing a hostile, biased work environment had a brusk management style that "may have contributed to what some Yosemite employees perceived as inappropriate behavior," according to the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General.
One reason the National Park Service has such a hard time reducing its maintenance backlog is the fact that very little stands still in a national park environment. At Yosemite National Park in California, for instance, slippage that damaged a section of the Big Oak Flat Road has kept crews working, and maintenance costs escalating, since late February.
You've long been able to follow the path of great white sharks through the seas, and now you can add black bears wandering about Yosemite National Park to your tracking pastime.
An atmospheric river of moisture took aim on California and the High Sierra over the last few months, dumping snowfall in amounts that haven’t been seen in years. While the state’s multi-year drought isn’t entirely over, the Pineapple Express (as the storms raging in over the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii are referred to) has been hammering California with rain and snow.
A wet winter has brought back to life a spring that is being blamed for saturating soils and causing the Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park to slide downhill, creating a more-than-200-foot problem engineers are working to fix.
On March 29, THIRTEEN's Nature program will explore the impact of climate change on the ecosystem of Yosemite National Park.