Visitor Use Research and References
Below are links to reports and field monitoring guides
Field Monitoring Guide: This guide is updated dynamically instead of on an annualy basis, with the latest version available online. [4.6 MB PDF]
General Visitor-use References
Leung, Y.; Newburger, T.; Jones, M.; Kuhn, B.; & Woiderski, B., (2010, Nov. 20). Developing a Monitoring Protocol for Visitor-Created Informal Trails in Yosemite National Park, USA. Environmental Management, ISSN: 0364-152X, DOI: 10.1007/s00267-010-9581-4. pp. 1-14. [Download 609 kb PDF online]
Pettebone, D.; Newman, P.; and Lawson, S.R. (2010, Sept. 24). Estimating Visitor Use at Attraction Sites and Trailheads
Lawson, S.; Newman, P.; Choi, J.; Pettebone, D., & Meldrum, B. (2009). Integrated Transportation and User Capacity Research in Yosemite National Park: The Numbers Game. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. DOI: 10.3141/2119-11. pp. 83-91. [2.1 MB PDF]
Did You Know?
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.