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Yosemite

The Yosemite toboggan run seen in 1928. (NPS)

Once Touted As Olympic Venue, Yosemite Now Working To Keep Crowds Away

New plans by the National Park Service to retain Yosemite Valley’s natural wonders show a 180-degree shift from Prohibition-era plans to host the Olympic games and bring huge crowds to the national park.

02/18/2014

Yosemite National Park spans part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.  (Photo by David McNeil /Newsmakers)

New Yosemite Preservation Plan Includes Limit On Visitors

Yosemite National Park will cap visitors at current levels in its most popular areas, but it will add campsites and maintain bike and raft rentals under a plan announced Friday to protect the river that runs through its heart.

02/14/2014

Rim Fire

Rim Fire Near Yosemite Fully Contained After More Than 2 Months

A wildfire that burned more than 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park has been fully contained, the U.S. Forest Service said this week.

10/25/2013

Yosemite Valley (Photo Credit: Randy Yagi)

Top Natural Wonders In The USA

America is blessed with an abundance of natural wonders, from pristine lakes and mighty rivers to natural sandstone arches and snow-capped mountains.

10/15/2013

Rim Fire

Yosemite Rim Fire Creates 60-Square Mile Dead Zone

A fire that raged in forestland in and around Yosemite National Park has left a contiguous “moonscape” in the Sierra Nevada mountains larger than any in centuries.

09/19/2013

Rim Fire

Scientists Find Yosemite Rim Fire Left Behind A Sierra Moonscape

A fire that raged in forest land in and around Yosemite National Park has left a contiguous barren moonscape in the Sierra Nevada mountains that experts say is larger than any burned in centuries.

09/18/2013

Smoke from the Rim Fire lingers over the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rim Fire Nearly Contained, Hetch Hetchy Repairs May Take Months

The Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park is 84 percent contained Monday with full containment expected Friday, fire officials said. Meanwhile, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission said it will take several months before the Hetch Hetchy water and power system is fully restored.

09/16/2013

Rim Fire

Campaign Launched To Restore Forest Burned In Rim Fire Near Yosemite

The Tuolumne River Trust, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that works to protect the watershed area near Yosemite National Park, launched the “Rim Fire Recovery Campaign” Tuesday morning.

09/10/2013

Smoke from the Rim Fire lingers over the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rim Fire Damage To Hetch Hetchy Water System Up To $30 Million

The cost of repairing San Francisco’s Hetchy Hetchy water and power system damaged in the Yosemite-area Rim Fire is now estimated at $20 to 30 million by San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission.

09/06/2013

Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp

Berkeley Officials Assess Damage Of Camp Burned In Rim Fire

City officials in Berkeley this week made the trek out to the city’s nearly century-old Tuolumne Camp to assess the damage done by the massive Rim Fire.

09/06/2013

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