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2014-07-28 13:12:56

ESA Before the colonial era, 100,000s of people lived on the land now called California, and many of their cultures manipulated fire to control the availability of plants they used for food, fuel, tools, and ritual. Contemporary tribes continue to use fire to maintain desired habitat and natural resources. Frank Lake, an ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Station, will lead a field trip to the Stone Lake National Wildlife Refuge during the Ecological Society of...

2014-07-10 12:25:08

Daytime and evening programs throughout the month of July highlight stories from one of California's Awe-Inspiring Treasures, and events include special presentations from Outdoor Afro members as they report back from their trip retracing the trail of the Buffalo Soldiers; Also Latino Outdoors share their stories and mission to engage the Latino community about Yosemite and the National Parks System. SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Historical Society launches new...

2014-06-30 20:21:42

Six-month exhibition includes more than 250 items, telling stories of Yosemite through photographs, videos, artworks, historic objects, words, and enhanced eBook SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In Yosemite, a landscape of profound natural beauty, we find human stories that are utterly surprising, poignant, revealing, and sometimes tragic. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140630/123315 In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant, in...

2014-06-10 08:26:56

Six-month exhibition opens June 29th with a two-day public celebration and events to mark the sesquicentennial of the Yosemite Grant Act; Enhanced e-book to be launched during opening to tell the stories of Yosemite in words, pictures, videos, and interactive graphics and games SAN FRANCISCO, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In Yosemite, a cultural landscape of profound natural beauty, we find stories that are utterly surprising, funny, poignant, revealing, and sometimes tragic. Photo...

2014-06-04 16:23:43

TAHOE CITY, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tahoe City Downtown Association announces a full afternoon of activities for friends and families leading up to a spectacular fireworks display off of Commons Beach on Friday, July 4. From the Boatworks Mall to the Cobblestone Center to Gatekeeper's Museum and all points in between, Tahoe City offers visitors and residents a summer day like no other. Tahoe City's July Fourth Fun Zone, located in Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co.'s parking...

2014-05-22 23:10:59

YExplore, a leading guide company in Yosemite, shares safety tips along the half dome hiking trail. Yosemite National Park, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 YExplore Yosemite Adventures has released a Half Dome safety video as a resource for hikers attempting to reach the summit of this iconic peak in Yosemite National Park. Long considered Yosemite's most popular hike, Half Dome summit attempts will be limited to a maximum of 300 climbers per day. Those who attain the necessary permits are...

2014-05-14 23:02:00

Discover America "Great Outdoors" Travel Journals are "real travelers" blogs about visiting popular USA destinations. Jodi Sidle, travel blogger, explored Zip Yosemite, Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, and Bass lake in the Sierra National Forest located within Madera County, according to the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. Oakhurst, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 “Surrounded by steep mountains, lush meadows and breathtaking waterfalls, it was hard to believe that I...

2014-04-30 23:17:07

Jesse Summers Leads Astrophotography Classes for YExplore Yosemite Adventures Yosemite National Park, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Join renowned photographer Jesse Summers for a chance to learn the most difficult and one of the most exciting facets of outdoor photography: night landscapes with the stars overhead. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to capture remarkable sunrises and sunsets, learn about the basics of landscape photography composition, post-processing, and some basic...

2014-04-27 23:02:01

Join this group of authors, publishers and experts in a one-of-a-kind look at a plausible dream to restore Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) April 27, 2014 On Friday, May 16, at 7:30 pm in the Dietrich Theater on the Rocklin Campus, Sierra College Natural History Museum and Sierra College Press are cosponsoring a lively lecture and discussion on the future of Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. Dammed by the City of San Francisco for water and...

2014-04-24 23:11:45

Former Yosemite Ranger, Jim Cogan, will give his personal, interactive presentation on the Hetch Hetchy Valley, followed by a discussion and tasting of Living Tree Community Foods. This event is free and open to the public. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Living Tree Community Foods invites the public to a free presentation and tasting at 7:30pm on May 1st at UC Berkeley’s Faculty Club. Naturalist and former Yosemite ranger, Jim Cogan, will give his personal, interactive...


Latest Sierra Nevada Reference Libraries

Eldorado National Forest
2013-12-24 11:56:03

Eldorado National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in the central Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in eastern California. The majority of the forest lies in El Dorado County. The forest lies in Amador, Alpine, and Placer counties in California; and Douglas County in Nevada with 78 acres. The forest is bordered on the north by the Tahoe National Forest, on the east by the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, on the southeast by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, and to the south by...

Sequoia National Park
2013-04-17 17:03:11

Sequoia National Park is located in the United States in the southern area of the Sierra Nevada. The park contains 404,063 acres of protected land that was once inhabited by the Western Mono Native American tribe. The best evidence of Native American inhabitants are the pictographs found on Potwisha and Hospital Rock and bedrock mortars, tools that were sued to crush acorns. When European explorers and settlers entered the area, smallpox had already decimated the Native American...

Yosemite National Park
2013-04-17 14:20:47

Yosemite National Park is located in eastern California in the United States in the central area of Sierra Nevada, extending to the western slopes of the range. The park holds 761,268 acres of protected land. The area became very popular after Thomas Ayres, the artist who was responsible for much of the publicity of the area, and an entrepreneur named James Mason Hutchings visited in 1855. Early tourists that visited Yosemite before it was a national park could enjoy passing over the Wawona...

Kings Canyon National Park
2013-03-19 12:16:00

Kings Canyon National Park is located in southern Sierra, Nevada. The park encompasses an area that was once General Grant National Park, which was established in 1890, in order to preserve a grove of giant sequoia trees. The area was known to European settlers in the mid-nineteenth century, but was not well-known until 1873, after John Muir visited and found the environment to be similar to Yosemite valley. Harold Ickes, a United States Secretary of Interior, supported the idea of...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-19 13:18:39

Fallon Nevada is located on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain which has a huge impact in the type of weather in the region and is more of an arid type pattern. Temperatures for Fallon NV: December and January mark the coldest months in the area with average temps around 20-40F. February through March temps warm into the average of 30-50 increasing to 60 by March. April is a mild month with temps in the 40-60 range on average. May and June the average temps warm to 50-70...

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