2011 News Archives
ModestoBee.com: Three-day Yosemite trek introduces Turlock, Pitman students to nature through the WildLink program.
NatGeo.com: "What can we do for Ansel?" the senator asked. Turnage was ready with an answer: create a new Ansel Adams Wilderness area.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MercuryNews.com: Visitors to California's popular Desolation Wilderness Area near Lake Tahoe now will be able to make overnight permit reservations online.