yosemite national park

California Fires Kill Two, Yosemite National Park At Risk

Article: California Fires Kill Two, Yosemite National Park At Risk

SACRAMENTO, California, July 28, 2008 (ENS) – A man identified by fellow firefighters as a fire chief died Saturday while assessing a blaze in Northern California’s Siskiyou County. Although the body was engulfed in flames, making positive identification impossible, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department said Sunday that Daniel Packer, 49, of Lake Tapps, Washington was…

Court Halts Yosemite National Park Construction Plans

Article: Court Halts Yosemite National Park Construction Plans

PASEDENA, California, March 28, 2008 (ENS) – The National Park Service cannot proceed with more than $100 million in construction projects now on the drawing board for Yosemite National Park because the developments could illegally ruin the park’s sensitive ecosystem, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. Yosemite National Park covers nearly 1,200 square…