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California State Parks Recommends $6.7 Million in Grants for Local Recreational Trails

02/06/2024

California State Parks has recommended $6.7 million for seven local nonmotorized trail projects in various cities, including Galt and Gilroy.

Bass Lake Park Plans Up for Public Review

01/29/2024

El Dorado Hills residents shared opinions about safety and amenities at Bass Lake Park during the Jan. 23 draft environmental impact report scoping meeting.

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20 Free Things to Do in Sacramento County

Home to the state capital, Sacramento County offers many amusements for visitors and locals alike. But only some require no cash outlay.

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California State Parks releases plan to further strengthen the State Park System and Recreational Programs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. The California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) has developed a five-year strategic plan to help shape the future direction of the state park system and the many recreational and conservation programs that serve California's communities.

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California State Parks to Temporarily Close Main Trails to Popular Burney Falls for 2024 Season

BURNEY, Calif.— California State Parks today announced the temporary closure of the main trails that provide access to the highly-visited falls at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park. The $835,000 project and trail closures are estimated to begin on April 1, pending weather …

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State of the Backcountry: 2024 Alliance makes progress with parking, micro-transi

Geoff Quine enjoys spring corn above Emerald Bay. | Anthony Cupaiuolo, TBA
When it comes to the Sierra Nevada snowpack, why does it always feel like feast or famine?
After receiving more than 700 inches of snow last season, the …

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Explore Tahoe’s winter wonders

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Whether it's gliding across ice rinks or venturing into the forest on snowshoe, discover endless opportunities for laughter and bonding in Tahoe’s snowy paradise. Here’s a few winter activities to enjoy during …

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California’s 10 State Conservancies: How They Protect Parks and Open Land

How California’s 10 state conservancies buy up open land and shield it from developers to preserve the natural environment for public use.

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Senator Rosen introduces bill that would add 14 acres to Incline Village

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced the Truckee Meadows Public Lands Management Act on Tuesday, which would transfer 3,467 acres of public land to local governments including the Incline Village General Improvement District.

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Avy savvy: Avalanche training essential for backcountry sports

Class on snowpack observation | Sean McAlindin
Are you thinking of heading into the backcountry this winter? If so, you should take an avalanche safety course approved by the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) or attend a …

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Backcountry ski guide released

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“Light Tours of Tahoe, California + Nevada” has been released detailing 64 backcountry routes in the Tahoe region by guide and avalanche educator Richard Bothwell. The guidebook is accessible to a range of skiers and riders …

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Hot springs reopen at Grover SP

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The hot springs have reopened at Grover Hot Springs State Park outside Markleeville after being closed for more than two years following damage from the Tamarack Fire that destroyed part of the park in July 2021. The …

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