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Kings Canyon National Park

Mergers Aim To Build Stronger National Park Friends

Two significant mergers have been formalized in recent days, each with the aim of building a stronger ally for national parks. In Wyoming/Montana, the Yellowstone Park Foundation has merged with the Yellowstone Association, while in California the Sequoia Natural History Association and Sequoia Parks Foundation have joined forces to form the Sequoia Parks Conservancy. The goal, of course, is to eliminate redundancies, streamline administrations, and generate more for the parks they serve.

Western Forest Fires Capturing Headlines, But Not As Big As You Might Think

The Rough Fire is closing in on Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park, the Reynolds Creek Fire closed a portion of Glacier National Park's famous Going-to-the-Sun Road, and clouds of wood smoke from the Tenaya Fire have been a looming backdrop to Yosemite National Park's famous valley. And yet, recent fire history overall in the West has not matched historical trends in terms of fire frequency or severity, according to a new analysis.

Rough Fire Bearing Down On Kings Canyon National Park

Though firefighters were making some progress against the nearly 100,000-acre Rough Fire in California, the blaze was bearing down on Kings Canyon National Park, leading to a shutdown of all park campgrounds and a warning to remaining visitors, area residents, and employees in and near Grant Grove that they might need to evacuate.

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