NASA Begins Regular Sierra Snow Surveys

Associated Press: NASA Begins Regular Sierra Snow Surveys Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014  |  Updated 3:00 PM PDT   The snowpack atop mountain peaks in California and Colorado has a new set of eyes watching from high above to better gauge the amount of water that will rumble down rivers and streams each spring as runoff. […]

California Drought Spurs Mini Gold Rush in Sierra

SCI-TECH California Drought Spurs Mini Gold Rush in Sierra March 27, 2014 1:20PM Amateur prospectors are digging for riverbed riches in in the Sierra Nevada foothills in spots that have been out of reach for decades. Thanks to low water levels created by California’s drought, prospectors are flocking to the region and trying their luck […]

DFW relocate Sierra bighorn sheep, study deer

DFW relocate Sierra bighorn sheep, study deer by Sierra Wave News Staff on March 20, 2014 [ article link ] Department of Fish and Wildlife crews are examining and relocating bighorn sheep and studying deer in the Eastern Sierra this week. Fish and Wildlife Public Information Officer Andrew Hughan said that more than two dozen volunteers from […]

Sierra Nevada bears eating less human food

Sierra Nevada bears eating less human food now, say researchers Black bears in Yosemite National Park once ate so much human food that for some, it reached a third of their diet. After years of effort to lock away human foods, that percentage has dropped to 13 percent for the park’s problem bears. By Bettina Boxall […]

Yosemite National Park Halting Roadside Parking

Yosemite National Park’s Tuolumne Wild And Scenic River Plan Will Halt Roadside Parking Submitted by Kurt Repanshek, National Parks Traveler, on March 17, 2014 – 3:07am [ original article ] A management plan for the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River in Yosemite National Park promises to better protect the Tuolumne Meadows area. Photo by QT Luong via […]

Public meetings on forest plan revisions

Sierra Star March 13, 2014 [ story link ] The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region will host a series of public meetings as it begins the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process of forest plan revisions for the Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo National Forests. A Notice of Intent, which marks the beginning of the […]

Stunning Time-Lapse Video Shows Rare Views of Yosemite

Time-Lapse Video of Yosemite National Park Two photographers explore the park off the beaten path. Angie McPherson National Geographic PUBLISHED MARCH 9, 2014 [ article link ] Yosemite HD II from Project Yosemite on Vimeo. Explore the night sky in Yosemite National Park from the top of Echo Ridge—all in the first eight seconds of the video. California-based […]

Hike uphill to class

Outdoorsman teaches backpacking trail skills Juan Villa Visalia Times Delta Mar. 15, 2014 3:28 AM [ Read story ] If you’ve ever wanted to hike the Sierra Nevada backcountry, but didn’t know what to bring or where to stay, Tom Lionvale of Visalia is a man you need to meet. The outdoorsman has backpacked some of the […]

House panel OKs new name for Yosemite peak

House panel OKs new name for Yosemite peak A House committee’s OK to change the name of Mammoth Peak to Mount Jessie Benton Frémont could mean easy approval by the Republican-controlled House. But Yosemite-area renaming proposals have stalled before. By Michael Doyle McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The House is closer to renaming a Yosemite […]