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 »
Yosemite National Park Employee Receives Prestigious Accessibility Award
Branch Chief for Interpretive Services in Yosemite National Park, Mary Kline, was the recipient of a National Park Service (NPS) National Accessibility Achievement Award in the “Programmatic Accessibility Achievement” category.
The purpose of this national awards program is to recognize outstanding accomplishments in seven categories that result in greater opportunities for person with disabilities within the NPS. The Programmatic Accessibility Achievement Award is given to an individual or group who has been responsible for the development, implementation, or improvement of programs and services within the National Park System that support the concept of universal accessibility. These include interpretive and educational programs as well as integrating and improving participation in park activities by persons with disabilities. The efforts of the Division of Interpretation, through Mary’s leadership, exemplify this concept.
“We are extremely honored to be chosen as the recipient of this award. We make every effort to ensure individuals with disabilities have equal opportunities within the NPS,” said Acting Superintendent Dave Uberuaga.
The presentation of the Achievement Awards is in conjunction with the bi-annual meeting of the NPS Servicewide Accessibility Coordinating Committee and is scheduled for October 22, 2009.
Did You Know?
Giant sequoias are a fire adapted species. Their bark is fire resistant and fire helps open the sequoia cone and scatter the tiny seeds. Fire also clears forest debris from the mineral soil and provides a nutrient rich seed bed as well as clearing competing species.