High Sierra News – August 9, 2014

News and Notes from the High Sierra Nevada August 2 – August 9, 2014 Rim Fire – One Year Later August 8, 2014 mymotherlode.com Sonora, CA — It has been nearly a year since the Rim Fire ignited in the Stanislaus National Forest. This weekend’s hour-long Mother Lode Views will focus on the lingering impact of […]

High Sierra News – July 8, 2014

News and Notes from the High Sierra July 1 – July 8, 2014   Feds doubt climate change’s impact on wolverines July 07, 2014 ravallirepublic.com BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A top federal wildlife official said there’s too much uncertainty about climate change to prove it threatens the snow-loving wolverine — overruling agency scientists who warned […]

Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park to undergo restoration

By Sara Sandrik Wednesday, June 18, 2014 A major restoration project is about to take place in Yosemite to protect the park’s largest grove of giant sequoias. Mariposa Grove is home to about 500 giant sequoias, and more than a million people travel here to see them each year. But park officials say all of the […]

Yosemite National Park expansion stalls in Congress

The two parcels would expand Yosemite National Park by about 1,575 acres. (Pacific Forest Trust)   By Paul Rogers San Jose Mercury News progers@mercurynews.com 06/17/2014 10:08:43 PM PDT Time is running out on a deal to secure the largest expansion of Yosemite National Park since 1939, and one man appears to be standing in the […]

California Gray Wolf On Endangered Species List

California Gray Wolf On Endangered Species List Thursday, June 05, 2014 | Sacramento, CA Capitol Public Radio (AP) — California officials have decided to add the gray wolf to the state’s endangered species list. At a meeting Wednesday, the state’s Fish and Game Commission voted 3-1 in favor of the listing, which will keep the […]

Fishing Along the High Sierra | NBC Bay Area

Fishing Along the High Sierra | NBC Bay Area HIGH SIERRA H2O: When you pictureYosemite National Park, and you picture yourself within it, what do you see? Do you see yourself hiking, admiring waterfalls, taking photos of rainbows in the spray? Maybe you’re lounging at the Ahwahnee or taking an open-air tram tour or riding a bike or saddling up […]

Pullman Railroad Cars to Roam Sierra Nevada Again

Restored vintage Pullman cars to ride rails over Sierra Nevada Mark Anderson Staff Writer-Sacramento Business Journal May 23, 2014, 6:44am PDT Key Holidays is putting vintage restored Pullman rail cars into service for a limited series of first-class trips from the Bay Area to Reno this summer. The Pullman Gold Service travels on the Amtrak California Zephyr route from Emeryville […]

San Francisco should keep the promise of a Hetch Hetchy ferry

Op-Ed: San Francisco should keep the promise of a Hetch Hetchy ferry Spreck Rosekrans Updated 10:58 pm, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 [ Link to Article ] It is time for San Francisco to make good on its century-old promise to improve access to the Hetch Hetchy area of Yosemite National Park. If the city fails to […]

High Sierra Regatta canceled by low water at Huntington Lake

High Sierra Regatta canceled by low water at Huntington Lake BY TIM SHEEHAN The Fresno BeeApril 2, 2014 For the first time in six decades, the High Sierra Regatta sailing competition held each summer at Huntington Lake is being canceled — another casualty of the drought that is gripping Central California. The cancellation of the […]

California Snowpack Measure Could Reveal Future of Drought

National Geographic: California Snowpack Measure Could Reveal Future of Drought Surveyors will ski into the Sierra Nevada on Tuesday to gauge prospects for water runoff this spring. Lisa M. Krieger for National Geographic PUBLISHED MARCH 31, 2014 Surveyors will ski into the Sierra Nevada mountains Tuesday to perform what has become an anxiously watched rite of […]