Tioga & Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Winter
The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; they usually reopen late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »
Study the Scientist: An Ornithologist
Wildlife biologist Sarah Stock, who is an ornithologist specializing in owls, has worked in the Wildlife Management branch of the Resource Management & Science division in Yosemite National Park since 2006. (3 minutes 58 seconds)
YOSEMITE BIRD CHECKLIST: Download it in one of two sizes: 8.5 by 11-inch format (seven pages at 210 kb PDF) or 8.5 by 14-inch format (one page as a tri-fold at 271 kb PDF). If you choose to print the 8.5 by 14-inch legal paper size, you will need to click on "Properties" to select "2 Sided Print, Flip on Short Edge" and scale page to "Shrink to Printable Area."
OTHER "STUDY THE SCIENTIST" VIDEOS: Watch resource rangers describe their jobs:
Did You Know?
The indigenous people of Yosemite Valley have used fire as a tool for thousands of years. Fire was used to encourage the growth of plants used for basket making and to promote the growth of the black oak--a sun loving species--and a staple food source for American Indians from this region.