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2011 News Archives

sep 27

ModestoBee.com: Three-day Yosemite trek introduces Turlock, Pitman students to nature through the WildLink program.

sep 21

NatGeo.com: "What can we do for Ansel?" the senator asked. Turnage was ready with an answer: create a new Ansel Adams Wilderness area.

sep 19

ModestoBee.com: At a time when Americans fret about terrorism and war and are afflicted by the worst economic downturn in 70 years, let's embrace a remarkable treasure possessed by every citizen of our country: Our national parks, national forests and other public lands.

aug 03

Kern Valley Sun: Mule train supplies firefighters, keeps generations-long tradition alive in the Golden Trout Wilderness. A pack train of 30 horses and mules is helping to supply firefighters who are working to contain the three-week old Lion Fire.

jul 31

Nasa.gov: The Lion Fire burning in the Golden Trout Wilderness has grown to more than 17,000 acres. View a satellite image here. For trail conditions, call (559) 539-2607.

jul 31

FS.USDA.gov: Mt Whitney Trail re-opened at 1:00pm Saturday, July 30th. North Fork Lone Pine Creek Trail to remain closed. Call (760) 876-6200 for additional information

jul 25

NPS.gov: Wilderness Stewardship Plan comment period extended until August 31, 2011. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks have extended the public scoping period for the Wilderness Stewardship Plan and Environmental Impact Statement.This comment period is your chance to be heard.

jul 16

YubaNet.com: Stanislaus Wilderness Volunteers received the 2011 National Wilderness Aldo Leopold Award for Overall Wilderness Stewardship Program from Chief of the Forest Service Tom Tidwell. The award is the highest honor that can be received in recognition of volunteer efforts.

jul 06

YouTube.com: Hear how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is helping rebuild trails in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. Listen to SCA trail crew members share how the wilderness has influenced their lives.

jul 02

SacBee.com:Hikers looking to enjoy their favorite summer trek in the Sierra Nevada this weekend could be in for a surprise. They might need snowshoes as much as sunscreen.

jun 16

MercedSunStar.com: Winter weather does a lot of damage to trails. If you've ever been on a hike before a trail crew has had the chance to clear fallen trees, repair landslides and deal with erosion problems, you'll know what this reporter is talking about.

jun 12

DesertDispatch.com: The Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011, H.R. 1581, was proposed by Rep. Kevin McCarthy in April and seeks to put control of lands designated as being unsuitable for wilderness back in the hands of local agencies.

jun 10

NewYorkTimes.com: Interior Chief promises major push in Congress for new Wilderness package. Speaking a day after former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt implored the Obama administration to take executive action to protect the environment, Salazar said he is ready to get behind numerous wilderness bills which carry strong local support.

jun 02

KCET.org: Happy Trails! Celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday June 4, 2011 by taking a hike. Events are taking place throughout California.

jun 01

Yosemite National Park: Yosemite's first recorded Pacific Fisher den found in southern part of park.The female Pacific fisher using this den was originally captured as a juvenile in October of 2009 in the Sierra National Forest.

may 26

RecorderOnline.com: Golden Trout Wilderness trailheads accessible for the holiday weekend are Jerkey Meadow Trailhead, and Forks of the Kern Trailhead. Above average snowpack effects access throughout the Sierra.

may 23

MercuryNews.com: Visitors to California's popular Desolation Wilderness Area near Lake Tahoe now will be able to make overnight permit reservations online.

mar 14

Wilderness.net: Looking for other Wilderness areas to explore? Wilderness.net has a complete list of California's Wilderness areas.

jan 15

WildernessSociety.org: The new Congress kicked off Jan. 5 with terrific news for California: two wilderness bills introduced just hours after the opening of the new legislative session.