• Dave Harmon, PW editor

Violent windstorm fells giant sequoias in Yosemite NP; one was likely 1000 years old

Yosemite National Park finally reopened on Monday, nearly two weeks after it closed in the wake of what conservationists said was the most devastating storm there in more than 20 years.

But visitors will not be able to walk through Mariposa Grove, home to hundreds of giant sequoia trees iconic for their massive size and extraordinary life span.

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Brazil resumes privatizing some NP operations

Brazil’s government has resumed the privatization of its national park operations in regions with “enormous” potential for tourism activity, but lacking in visitor infrastructure, officials at Embra