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National Parks

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  • Yosemite-adjacent Oakhurst has charms of its own

    Yosemite-adjacent Oakhurst has charms of its own
    For years our family made an annual pilgrimage to Yosemite, driving through the tiny town of Oakhurst, Calif., about 14 miles from the entrance to the national park. We didn't stop, unless it was at Raley's market or to say hello to the talking bear in...
  • States that opened parks during government shutdown want reimbursement

    States that opened parks during government shutdown want reimbursement
    WASHINGTON — The "closed’’ signs at the national parks have been down for weeks but states still don't know whether¬†they will be reimbursed by federal taxpayers for their costs of reopening landmarks such as the Grand Canyon and Statue...
  • Interior secretary says Obama may bypass Congress on monuments

    Interior secretary says Obama may bypass Congress on monuments
    SAN FRANCISCO — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will recommend that President Obama act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that has failed to address dozens of public lands bills. Jewell...
  • Roots all the way back to John Muir

    Roots all the way back to John Muir
    Horticulturists recently announced that they had successfully cloned a genetic replica of an ailing 130-year-old giant sequoia planted by conservationist John Muir in the 1880s on his ranch in Martinez, Calif. And many more are apparently on the way,...
  • Arusha, Tanzania: If you go

    THE BEST WAY TO ARUSHA, TANZANIA From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) is offered on KLM, Turkish and Emirates. Restricted round-trip airfares begin at $2,208, including taxes and fees. A Tanzania visa is required for U.S. citizens and can...
  • In Tanzania, a couple joins the animals' great migration

    In Tanzania, a couple joins the animals' great migration
    ARUSHA, Tanzania -- Fire was the last thing my husband, Steve, and I expected on our trip to Tanzania for a 12-day safari. Yet here we were in our Land Cruiser, bouncing along rutted dirt roads through walls of fire. Our hosts reassuringly explained...
  • Mountain lion killed on 101 Freeway was from north, officials say

    Mountain lion killed on 101 Freeway was from north, officials say
    A mountain lion killed last month by a motorist on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills was a visitor from the north that would have brought new genetic material to the isolated cougar population in the Santa Monica Mountains, the National Park Service said...
  • Giant sequoia planted by John Muir is cloned

    Giant sequoia planted by John Muir is cloned
    Horticulturists announced Tuesday they had successfully cloned a genetic replica of an ailing 130-year-old giant sequoia planted by conservationist John Muir in the 1880s on his ranch in Martinez, Calif. And many more are apparently on the way, they...
  • Yosemite plans to remove most development from Mariposa Grove

    Yosemite plans to remove most development from Mariposa Grove
    Yosemite National Park is proposing to remove most of the development from Mariposa Grove as part of a $24 million restoration of the famed grove of giant sequoias. Most public parking, the gift shop and the tram operations would be eliminated to improve...
  • North Dakota oil boom brings worry to Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    North Dakota oil boom brings worry to Theodore Roosevelt National Park
    WASHINGTON — On a stretch of ranchland nestled in the North Dakota Badlands, under dark, star-filled night skies, serene landscape and solitude, Theodore Roosevelt formed his strong conservationist ideals more than a century ago. But the night...
  • Interior secretary outlines priorities for public lands

    Interior secretary outlines priorities for public lands
    WASHINGTON -- Just as Interior Secretary Sally Jewell started her job in April, her department was faced with across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. Then there was the 16-day partial government shutdown last month, where the National Park...