• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

Study the Scientist: A Botanist

Botanist Martin Hutten, who is the manager of Yosemite National Park's invasive plant program, joined the park in 2008 after working at Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve in Idaho and Olympic and North Cascades national parks in Washington. (4 minutes 23 seconds)
 
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View Yosemite's other "Study the Scientist" videos to watch resource rangers describe their jobs.

  • See wildlife biologist Sarah Stock, who specializes in ornithology
  • See social scientist Bret Meldrum, who studies the quality of a visitor's park experience
  • See fire archeologist Jun Kinoshita, who functions as a firefighter and an archeologist
  • See historical architect George Jaramillo, who preserves the park's historical structures
  • See hydrologist Jim Roche, who protects water resources, including Wild & Scenic Rivers

Did You Know?

Yosemite Museum

When it opened to the public on May 29, 1926, the Yosemite Museum became the first museum building in the national park system, and its educational objectives served as a model for parks nationwide. It still functions much as it was originally intended, and currently exhibits items which mainly reflect the Native occupation of Yosemite Valley and its surroundings. When in the park, you can visit with one of three cultural demonstrators who primarily staff the Museum.