February 03, 2016
Yosemite National Park Announces Yosemite Centennial Ambassadors
A prestigious group of park supporters and advocates have been announced to be Yosemite Centennial Ambassadors. The Yosemite Centennial Ambassadors were selected from a wide variety of backgrounds and include musicians, scientists, artists, athletes, historians, writers, public officials and educators. Each ambassador shares a unique story, love, and commitment for Yosemite National Park. The Yosemite Centennial Ambassadors will help the park connect with and inspire the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and champions. In 2016, Yosemite National Park will commemorate the National Park Service’s centennial anniversary. The National Park Service was created on August 25, 1916 and will officially become 100 years old on August 25, 2016.
January 29, 2016
Yosemite National Park Receives Funding for Restoration of Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
The National Park Service announced $15 million in support of 69 projects in 63 parks, including $1,165,000 for the Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias at Yosemite National Park. This funding augments other National Park Service funds and a Yosemite Conservancy donation of $20,000,000 to make the restoration project possible.
January 14, 2016
Yosemite National Park to Change Historic Property Names
Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced today that the names of several buildings and facilities within the park will be renamed to eliminate potential trademark infringement issues with the current concessioner of Yosemite, DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. (DNCY), a subsidiary of the Delaware North Companies. The name changes will impact several iconic buildings and landmarks listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
January 09, 2016
El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140) in Yosemite National Park to Re-Open at 6:00 p.m. Today
The El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140) in Yosemite National Park will re-open at 6:00 p.m. today to all vehicular traffic. The road has been closed since Thursday morning due to a rockfall that blocked access to Yosemite Valley via this popular route.
January 08, 2016
Yosemite National Park Begins Clearing Rockfall Debris on Highway 140
Yosemite National Park road crews have begun clearing debris caused by a rockfall on Thursday morning, January, 7, at 5:45 a.m. that closed the El Portal Road (Highway 140) in Yosemite National Park. The rockfall triggered several large boulders and debris to block access to Yosemite Valley via Highway 140. Park staff and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) staff assessed the site earlier today and deemed it safe for park personnel to begin removing the rocks and debris.
January 07, 2016
Rockslide in Yosemite National Park
Highway 140 Closed From Park Line to Junction of El Portal Road/Big Oak Flat Road (Highways 140/120)
December 31, 2015
Yosemite National Park Expects Busy Holiday Weekend
Yosemite National Park is expecting to welcome an increase in visitors this upcoming holiday weekend. Recent storms have left ample snow for visitors to enjoy the many winter recreation activities Yosemite National Park has to offer. Below are a few tips and guidelines to follow if you are planning a trip for the upcoming New Year weekend.
December 29, 2015
Nearly 23,000 Junior Rangers Sworn in at Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park Rangers have sworn in 22,600 Junior Rangers so far this year. This sets a record for the most number of Junior Rangers in a year.
December 16, 2015
New Yosemite Nature Notes Episode Features Bighorn Sheep
Yosemite National Park announces a new episode of “Yosemite Nature Notes” entitled “Bighorn Sheep” is now available for viewing. The video features stunning footage of Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, interviews with wildlife biologists, and a special focus on the re-introduction of these magnificent animals to the Cathedral Range in Yosemite National Park in March 2015. The video is posted on the park’s website and on Youtube.
December 14, 2015
Yosemite National Park Distributed Approximately 1,000 Free Park Passes to Fourth Graders So Far This Year
Yosemite National Park has distributed approximately 1,000 free park passes to Fourth Graders through the “Every Kid in a Park” program. Fourth graders from across the country brought their vouchers to Yosemite to receive the free park pass. The passes are intended for fourth grade students and their families to visit more than 2,000 federal recreation areas through August 31, 2016.
December 09, 2015
Yosemite National Park Closes Tioga Road for the Season
With several major storms coming through the Yosemite Area later this week, Yosemite National Park is closing Tioga Road for the season. Tioga Road typically closes each fall and remains closed throughout the winter months. The road reopens when weather conditions permit in the spring.
November 23, 2015
Yosemite National Park Opens Public Scoping for the Wilderness Stewardship Plan
Yosemite National Park opened public scoping for planning and environmental impact analysis for the Yosemite Wilderness Stewardship Plan. Public scoping comments will be accepted through January 29, 2016.
November 19, 2015
Human-Bear Incidents Reach Record Low in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park has recorded the lowest number of human-bear incidents since 1975, when the park initiated its first human-bear management program. In 2015, there were 76 incidents, which resulted in $4,909 in property damage. (A bear incident occurs when a bear causes property damage, obtains food, acts aggressively, or injures a person.) This represents a 95% reduction in number of incidents and a 99% reduction in property damage from the record high in 1998, when there were approximately 1,600 incidents resulting in $660,000 in property damage. Although injuries are relatively uncommon and minor, this year also marked the fourth year in a row in which there were no injuries caused by bears in Yosemite.
November 05, 2015
Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery Conduct Awards Ceremony for Art and Poetry Contest
Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery sponsored a Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest in September. Over 250 submissions were received, a record, from local community schools. Artwork was divided into categories and winning pieces were selected by park staff and park partners. Winning student artwork and poetry will be featured in an exhibit at The Ansel Adams Gallery from Thursday, November 5, through Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additionally, students will be acknowledged at a special Awards Ceremony on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Valley, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. If there is inclement weather the reception will be held in the Valley Auditorium behind the Valley Visitor Center.
November 04, 2015
Yosemite National Park Entrance Fee Reduced for Fall/Winter Season
Yosemite National Park’s entrance fee has been reduced to $25 for a seven-day pass for private vehicles from November through March. The reduced entrance fee aims to encourage visitation to Yosemite National Park outside of the busy summer season. The private vehicle entrance fee is $30 from April through October.
October 22, 2015
Prescribed Fire Planned in Yosemite National Park (October 2015)
Fire Scheduled To Occur On or Before October 28, 2015
October 15, 2015
Yosemite National Park Partners with Google Maps on “Google Street View”
Yosemite National Park and Google Maps have partnered on a groundbreaking project that uses cutting-edge technology to allow visitors to explore Yosemite National Park’s iconic features. This program allows people to explore Yosemite’s features, learn about the history and geology of the park, and experience first-hand what it is like to rock climb and explore the beauty of Yosemite National Park. The first installment, “El Capitan Street View,” was released in June of this year. Today, Google Maps is launching Street View imagery of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Mirror Lake, Bridalveil Fall, and many other popular destinations.
October 09, 2015
Prescribed Fires Scheduled in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park Fire Managers are planning a series of prescribed fires in the park. The prescribed burns would start in mid-October however they are dependent on weather and fuel conditions. Shorter days and cooler temperatures provide fire managers optimal prescribed burning conditions.
October 07, 2015
National Park Service Signs Contract with Yosemite Hospitality, LLC (a subsidiary of Aramark)
Today, the National Park Service signed a concession contract with Yosemite Hospitality, LLC, a subsidiary of Aramark, to provide concession services within Yosemite National Park. The 15-year contract, the largest single contract in the National Park Service, will begin on March 1, 2016. The current concessioner, DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc., a subsidiary of Delaware North Co., has held its contract since 1993.
October 02, 2015
Yosemite National Park Volunteers Recognized at Sixth Annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony
Yosemite National Park celebrated its volunteers at the sixth annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 26, 2015. The ceremony was conducted to recognize outstanding volunteers who have donated their time, talent, and skills to protect and preserve park resources and provide excellent service to park visitors.
October 01, 2015
Yosemite National Park Commemorates its 125th Anniversary
Approximately 1500 people attended a ceremony in Yosemite Valley today to commemorate the park's 125th Anniversary.
September 18, 2015
Annual Facelift to be Held in Yosemite National Park - 2015
Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the Facelift, an annual event held to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season. This year’s Facelift event will honor Yosemite National Park’s 125th Anniversary with special service projects and interactive anniversary-themed activities.
September 16, 2015
Fisher Kits Reintroduced in Yosemite National Park
Four rescued fisher (Martes pennanti) kits were released yesterday north of the Merced River in Yosemite National Park. This historic reintroduction was a cooperative effort between the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW), Fresno-Chaffee Zoo, and the Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation. The reintroduction aims to increase the long term viability of the declining fisher population by expanding its population to the northern part of Yosemite National Park.
September 14, 2015
Hans Florine Completes 100th Ascent of the Nose Route in Yosemite National Park
Hans Florine, world renowned rock climber, completed his 100th ascent of the Nose Route of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Florine, along with Jayme Moye , an adventure writer from Boulder, Colorado , and Fiona Thornewell, an adventurer from London, England finished the ascent on Saturday afternoon, after beginning the climb on Thursday, September 10, 2015. This was the first time climbing El Capitan for both Moye and Thornewell. Florine’s first ascent of El Capitan was completed in 1989. The summit of El Capitan is 7,569 feet above sea level, and the climb from the floor of Yosemite Valley (at 4,000 feet) represents over 3,000 vertical feet of climbing.
September 10, 2015
Yosemite National Park and Ansel Adams Gallery to Sponsor Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest
Yosemite National Park and Ansel Adams Gallery announce the fifth annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest. Students should submit artwork and poetry no later than Wednesday, October 7, 2015.
September 08, 2015
Wildfire in Yosemite National Park (Tenaya Fire)
A wildfire above Yosemite Valley began yesterday afternoon, September 7, 2015. The "Tenaya Fire" is currently at approximately 500 acres and is burning above Yosemite Valley. The fire is located along both sides of the Lehamite Creek Trail from the north rim of the Valley to the Tioga Road. Smoke from this fire is visible throughout the park.
September 03, 2015
Missing Hiker in Yosemite National Park Found After Two-day Search
Yosemite National Park rangers found the body of James Michael Millett, Jr. on September 1, 2015, two days after discovering a car that had been left at a popular trailhead parking lot for an extended period of time.
September 02, 2015
Yosemite National Park Welcomes 4th Grade Students Through Every Kid in a Park Initiative
Yosemite National Park invites all fourth grade students to visit the park and receive free entrance as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. The program provides a free annual pass for fourth grade students and their families to visit more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.
September 02, 2015
Missing Hiker in Yosemite National Park Found Deceased
Yosemite National Park Rangers found the body of James Michael Millett Jr. yesterday, September 1, 2015. His body was found above Yosemite Valley.
August 20, 2015
Yosemite National Park to Celebrate Founders’ Day on August 25, 2015
Yosemite National park will celebrate Founders’ Day on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, the 99th birthday of the National Park Service (NPS). In commemoration of this special day, entrance fees will be waived and the park will conduct special events throughout the day.
August 18, 2015
California Department of Public Health Investigates Second Case of Human Plague
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith announced that the department has been notified of a presumptive positive case of plague contracted by a recent visitor to California from Georgia. Confirmatory testing is being conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prior to becoming ill, the patient had been vacationing in Yosemite National Park (Yosemite), the Sierra National Forest and surrounding areas in California in early August. CDPH is in contact with Yosemite, CDC and the National Forest Service to assess locations where the patient visited.
August 14, 2015
California Department of Public Health and Yosemite National Park Take Preventive Measures in Plague Investigation
alifornia Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced that the department, working closely with Yosemite National Park, successfully reduced the risk of plague transmission at Crane Flat Campground in Yosemite. The campground, which had been closed for four nights to allow for rodent burrows to be treated for fleas, is reopening today. The treatment controlled potentially plague-infected fleas which could spread the disease to humans and other warm-blooded hosts.
August 14, 2015
Fallen Tree Limb Causes Two Fatalities in Yosemite National Park
At approximately 5:00 a.m. this morning, a limb from an oak tree fell in Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley, striking a tent in which two minors were sleeping. Park Rangers responded to the campground to provide medical assistance, yet both minors were deceased.
August 06, 2015
California Department of Public Health Investigates Human Plague Case
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced the department is investigating a case of human plague in California, and conducting an environmental evaluation in the Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park and the surrounding areas.
July 23, 2015
El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140) in Yosemite National Park to Re-Open at 6:00 p.m.
The El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140) into Yosemite National Park will re-open at 6:00 p.m. this evening to all vehicular traffic. Intermittent traffic delays are possible due to on-going clean-up operations.
July 01, 2015
Yosemite National Park Institutes Fire Restrictions
Yosemite National Park is experiencing very high fire danger along with continued hot and dry weather patterns. Due to current and predicted fire conditions and possible active fire behavior, the park implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions until further notice.
June 30, 2015
Yosemite National Park Expects Busy Fourth of July Weekend
Yosemite National Park anticipates a very busy Fourth of July weekend and visitors are urged to arrive at the park very early to avoid potential traffic congestion and difficulties with parking. Visitors should plan on arriving at the park entrances by 9:00 a.m. each day. Parking in Yosemite Valley is expected to be especially challenging and visitors should plan accordingly. Based on past holiday weekends, visitors arriving during peak hours have been delayed for up to two hours in east Yosemite Valley. The park has added approximately 300 new parking spaces west of Yosemite Lodge. However, delays are still expected during the peak times.
June 17, 2015
National Park Service Selects Yosemite Hospitality, LLC (a subsidiary of Aramark) for Primary Concession Contract
The National Park Service (NPS) has selected Yosemite Hospitality, LLC, a subsidiary of Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), to receive the new primary concession contract for providing visitor services in Yosemite National Park. The 15-year contract – the largest single concession contract in the NPS – is expected to begin on March 1, 2016, and will include overnight accommodations, food and beverage operations, retail sales, fuel sales, bike and raft rentals, and a variety of other recreational activities throughout the park.
June 05, 2015
Yosemite National Park Rangers Receive Emergency Response Awards
Three Yosemite National Park Rangers have received awards from the Mariposa County Health Department for their efforts and service to emergency medical services (EMS) in Yosemite National Park. Heidi Schlichting received an award for Paramedic of the Year; Dave Hahn received an award for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) of the Year; and Nancy Phillipe received an award for Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) of the Year. The awards were given at a ceremony in Mariposa, California last month.
June 02, 2015
Yosemite National Park Opens Exhibit Featuring Early Landscape Paintings
Yosemite National Park announces an exhibit entitled Yosemite Viewed: Landscape Paintings of the 19th and 20th Centuries which opened to the public on Monday, June 1, 2015. The exhibit will run until Sunday, November 1, 2015.
May 21, 2015
Yosemite National Park Expecting Extremely Busy Memorial Day Weekend
Yosemite National Park anticipates an extremely busy Memorial Day weekend. Its been a very busy year so far and the park expects high visitation, especially from Friday afternoon until Sunday. Visitors are strongly urged to avoid arriving at the park during the peak hours of 10:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m. Arriving early in the day or late in the afternoon are the best ways to enjoy the park. Once in the park, visitors are urged to park their vehicles, and enjoy the park utilizing the free shuttle bus service, bike paths, and hiking trails.
May 13, 2015
Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park to Temporarily Close at 8:00 P.M. This Evening
The Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will temporarily close at 8:00 P.M. tonight, May 13, 2015. This is due to a significant storm predicted for the area that will potentially produce several inches of new snow at higher elevations.
May 07, 2015
Tioga Road and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park Temporarily Closed
The Tioga Road and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park are temporarily closed due to snow and icy conditions. A storm system in the area necessitated the temporary closure. The park is currently receiving snow at the higher elevations
May 01, 2015
Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park to Open on Monday, May 4
The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. for all vehicular traffic. Due to a light snowpack this past winter, the Tioga Road was cleared of snow early into the season. The Tioga Road, bounded on both sides by State Highway 120, is the popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada.
April 28, 2015
Half Dome Cables in Yosemite National Park in Place on Saturday, May 2
The cables to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park will be in place this Saturday, May 2 and available for hikers. This opening date is three weeks earlier than previously scheduled due to the low snowpack. Day hikers wishing to ascend the cables between May 2 and May 22 must apply for a two-day-in-advance permit though an online lottery at: www.recreation.gov. The lottery will be open for applications from 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (PDT) with lottery results available at 6:00 a.m. the following day. Day use permits for Half Dome are not available in the park. The cables will be inaccessible on Friday, May 1, due to maintenance.
April 28, 2015
NatureBridge Summer Teen Program in Yosemite National Park Builds Future Scientists and Leaders (2015)
NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, opened registration for the Summer Field Research Course at its Yosemite campus. This two-week immersive backcountry expedition will give participants the opportunity to conduct rigorous environmental science investigations in one of the most iconic national parks in the country.
April 23, 2015
Yosemite National Park Creates $535 Million in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,882,642 visitors to Yosemite National Park in 2014 spent $405 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 6,261 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $535 million.
April 15, 2015
Yosemite Conservancy Debuts New Theater Performances and Art Workshops for 2015 in Yosemite National Park
An imaginative line-up of brand-new family-friendly theater performances and art workshops unveiled today by Yosemite Conservancy will entertain, inspire and educate visitors about Yosemite National Park’s incomparable scenery, wildlife and people.
April 09, 2015
Yosemite National Park Celebrates National Park Week, Earth Day, and National Junior Ranger Day with Special Programs and Activities
Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Park Week, Earth Day, and National Junior Ranger Day from Saturday, April 18, through Sunday, April 26, 2015. In conjunction with the Centennial celebration of the NPS, Yosemite invites visitors to Find Your Park, and join us in Yosemite for National Park Week. Special events and activities are being sponsored and organized by the National Park Service (NPS), Delaware North, Yosemite Conservancy, and The Ansel Adams Gallery.
April 06, 2015
The Ansel Adams Gallery Rehabilitation Recently Completed at Yosemite National Park
The first part of a multi-phase rehabilitation project of The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park has recently been completed. The first phase of the project, which began in October 2014, was completed on Saturday, April 4, 2015. The newly rehabilitated gallery is fully open and operational in its historic location.
March 31, 2015
Yosemite National Park Joins National Find Your Park Movement
Yosemite National Park joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched yesterday by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service.
March 30, 2015
Endangered Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Restored to Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks
A multiagency operation was recently concluded that returned two herds of endangered bighorn sheep to locations in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, Inyo National Forest, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, worked together on the complex operation in the Sierra Nevada.
March 27, 2015
Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park to Open Tomorrow, Saturday, March 28, 2015
The Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season to automobile traffic tomorrow, Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 6:00 a.m. All visitor services at Glacier Point will be fully operational. The Bridalveil Creek Campground will open within the next several weeks.
March 25, 2015
Yosemite National Park Ranger Robert “Rob” Lewis Receives Pacific West Region Harry Yount Award
Yosemite National Park Ranger Robert “Rob” Lewis received the Pacific West Region Harry Yount Award, given annually for excellence in “rangering.” Lewis was recognized for his overall impact, record of accomplishments, and excellence in traditional ranger duties. He will be considered, along with six other National Park Service (NPS) regional award winners, for the National Harry Yount Award. This prestigious award is one of the highest recognitions a ranger can receive.
March 24, 2015
Yosemite National Park Kicks-off 125th Anniversary Celebration
Yosemite National Park kicked-off its celebration of the park's 125th Anniversary with a ceremony at Yosemite Falls today. The theme of the event was Youth of Today: Park Stewards of Tomorrow. Approximately 500 people attended the event, 300 of whom were students from the Yosemite region and Sacramento. The guest of honor was Gabriel Lavan-Ying, better known as "Ranger Gabriel." Ranger Gabriel was named an Honorary Yosemite National Park Ranger last June through a visit arranged by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Ranger Gabriel addressed the crowd and was named Honorary Chairman of the park's 125th Anniversary Celebration by park Superintendent Don Neubacher.
March 23, 2015
Missing Hiker Found Alive in Yosemite National Park (3/2015)
Missing visitor, Michael "Mic" Dahl, was found alive this morning, at approximately 11:00 a.m., in Yosemite National Park. He was spotted by visitors on the Yosemite Valley Loop Trail. The visitors recognized him from the missing persons flyer. Dahl was found approximately a quarter mile east of the Lower Yosemite Fall trail, in a large boulder field below Sunnyside Bench. Dahl sustained multiple injuries and is being transported to a local hospital via ground ambulance.
March 23, 2015
Yosemite National Park Searches for Missing Visitor
Yosemite National Park Rangers and search volunteers continue to search for Michael "Mic" Dahl, a 20 year old male, from southern California. Dahl, has been missing since Saturday morning, March 21, 2015. A student at University of California, Santa Barbara, Dahl arrived in Yosemite on the morning of Saturday, March 21, with three friends. He was discovered missing by his friends after a planned day hike.
March 16, 2015
Three Transportation Projects Underway in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park initiates one transportation project and concludes two others that will improve parking, road conditions, and traffic flow in the park. The projects will provide additional parking in Yosemite Valley, improve restrooms and reorganize the Tuolumne Grove parking area, and repair and maintain portions of the Tioga Road.
March 10, 2015
Yosemite Conservancy Unveils its Outdoor Adventures for 2015
Yosemite Conservancy has unveiled a compelling line-up of Outdoor Adventures for 2015 with more than 60 programs for visitors to explore the park on guided adventures with local experts involving backpacking, photography, bird watching and more.
March 03, 2015
Yosemite National Park Receives Donation of 2015 Subaru Outback from National Park Foundation
Yosemite National Park was one of four national parks to receive a 2015 Subaru Outback thanks to a partnership between the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, and Subaru of America, Inc. Yosemite National Park added the Subaru to its existing vehicle fleet. This fuel-efficient Subaru will help the park reach its goal to become more sustainable and reduce gasoline consumption during normal park operations.
February 25, 2015
Prescribed Fire Scheduled in Yosemite National Park (February 2015)
Yosemite National Park is planning a prescribed fire in the Wawona area, near the South Entrance. The fire is planned for tomorrow, Thursday, February 26, 2015 and will include 533 acres. The first segment of the burn will consist of 60 acres. The completion of the remaining 473 acres will occur throughout the month of March, weather dependent, concluding no later than Monday, March 30, 2015.
February 23, 2015
Yosemite National Park Commemorates Centennial of National Park Service
On August 25, 2016, Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS). Yosemite has selected ten centennial signature projects that are designed to enhance the visitor experience, restore critical ecological and wildlife habitats, and connect with the next generation of park stewards. The projects will be completed over the next several years and will be combined with other anniversary celebrations in which visitors can take part in. The Centennial will commence a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.
February 10, 2015
Repairs to Big Oak Flat Tunnels to begin in Yosemite National Park
Repairs to the Big Oak Flat Tunnels in Yosemite National Park, located along the Big Oak Flat Road/Hwy 120, are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. The historic tunnels, completed in 1937, consist of three tunnels along the Big Oak Flat Road.
August 28, 2014
Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery to Sponsor
Yosemite National Park and Ansel Adams Gallery announce the fourth annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest. The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest celebrates the creativity of youth in the Yosemite gateway communities. The contest is open to all students, grades K-12, who attend school or youth programs within the gateway community school districts of Yosemite National Park. This year the contest will expand to include students in Sonora, Bishop, and Mammoth Lakes, California. Students should submit artwork and poetry no later than Friday, October 3, 2014.
August 22, 2014
Yosemite National Park Conducts Sierra Wilderness Celebration
Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the 30th Anniversary of the California Wilderness Act on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Special events will take place throughout the day in Yosemite Valley and are designed to honor and celebrate the signing of these two acts, engage the public to better understand and appreciate wilderness, bring wilderness conservation organizations together, and connect with today’s youth and non-wilderness users.
August 20, 2014
Yosemite National Park to Celebrate Founder’s Day on August 25, 2014
On Monday, August 25, 2014, Yosemite National Park will celebrate Founder’s Day. Founder’s Day marks the birthday of the National Park Service (NPS). This year, the NPS will be celebrating its 98th birthday. In commemoration of this significant day, entrance fees will be waived for all park visitors.
August 07, 2014
Yosemite National Park Receives 2014 California Preservation Foundation Design Award
Yosemite National Park has been selected by the California Preservation Foundation as the recipient of the 2014 Preservation Design Award in recognition of the publication of A Sense of Place: Design Guidelines for Yosemite National Park. The Preservation Design Award is specifically intended to recognize excellence in historic preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and sustainability. A ceremony to present the award to the park will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014, in Los Angeles, California.