Yosemite National Park, California - A group of high school students from across California, who dubbed themselves "The Triumphant Turtles" for their slow and steady approach to achieving goals, credit the Adventure Risk Challenge program in Yosemite National Park for fueling a passion for conservation, improved leadership and literacy skills, and forging trails of opportunity to higher education. 

Whiskeytown, California - The National Park Service and California State Parks are gearing up for their annual "Old Time Holiday" celebration on Saturday, December 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Follow in the footsteps of miners who in 1849, after preparing a holiday meal in Shasta, traveled to Whiskeytown to share their food and cheer! The events will take place at Shasta State Historic Park and the Tower House Historic District in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, both located along Highway 299 west of Redding, California.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California - Enjoy winter fun and ride the Sequoia Shuttle for free in the Giant Forest area of Sequoia National Park during the holidays, from November 27-30, 2014, and December 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015. Shuttles will run every ten minutes or so from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Shuttles will travel between the following stops:

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement tonight after President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions on immigration:

Yosemite National Park, California - Yosemite National Park and Berchtesgaden National Park in Germany have signed a sister park arrangement. The formal arrangement outlines the commitment from both parks to foster international cooperation in preserving these protected areas. The arrangement was signed by Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher and Dr. Michael Vogel, Berchtesgaden National Park Director, in October, 2014.

Trinity River, California - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announces that the Trinity River Hatchery has met its adult fall-run Chinook salmon take of 4,800 fish. Beginning Monday, November 17 the Trinity River downstream of the Old Lewiston bridge to the mouth of Indian Creek is open to the take of chinook salmon over 22 inches.