Devils Postpile National Monument Road Closed for the Season
The road to Devils Postpile has been closed for the season. This will be updated as soon as a 2014 opening date has been announced.
Research is often conducted in partnership with other agencies, parks, or partners. The following are a list of resource briefs, or summaries, of the most current research that has occurred in the monument. This is not an exhaustive list and will be updated regularly. Please contact us if you need more detailed information on a particular study or project. For more information on research and monitoring efforts in Devils Postpile, Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, please visit the Sierra Nevada Inventory and Monitoring website.
Rivers Monitoring: Monitoring efforts take a look at snowpack, snowmelt, and other factors influencing several rivers in Sierra Nevada Parks including the San Joaquin in Devils Postpile.
Wetlands Monitoring: Researchers look at wetlands throughout the Sierra Nevada, their plant and animal populations, and potential threats.
Weather and Climate Monitoring: Monitoring weather and climate gives scientists insight into long term patterns within Devils Postpile and the broader Sierra Nevada region.
Climate Change in the Sierra Nevada: This brief looks at climate monitoring throughout the Sierra Nevada network parks. Changes have been found in both plant and animal species and populations throughout the Sierra.
Bird Monitoring 2011: Long term monitoring of bird populations across the Sierra Nevada provides managers with valuable information about the condition of the populations and will enrich information available to the public.
Bird Monitoring 2010: Long term monitoring of bird populations across the Sierra Nevada provides managers with valuable information about the condition of populations and will enrich information available to the public.
Bat Monitoring: The purpose of this monitoring effort was to fill in data gaps regarding bat populations in Devils Postpile National Monument.
2011 Wind Event: This resource brief explains the 2011 wind event caused by an extreme pressure gradient which was very unusual for the area.
Did You Know?
The John Muir and Pacific Crest Trails join into one trail in the monument. Many "through-hikers" take advantage of the shuttle system and other amenities at Devils Postpile to refuel and rest. More...