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 »
Chinese Rangers Participating in Seven-Week Long Exchange Program in Yosemite National Park
Four rangers from Jiuzhaigou National Park in China are participating in and observing various programs in Yosemite National Park as part of a seven-week long exchange program between the parks.
Li Yali, from the personnel department, Chen Haoran, an engineer with the construction department, Zhu Zhongfu, an engineer from the science department, and Yang Jie, from the protection department, are in Yosemite to share ideas and knowledge with National Park Service staff members about land management.
"With our diverse visitor base in Yosemite, it is incredibly valuable to be able to exchange perspectives and knowledge with these rangers. We are excited to be a part of this global communication and betterment of our world's public lands." said Niki Nicholas, PhD, the Chief of Resources Management and Science in Yosemite.
Jiuzhaigou National Park, on the western Sichuan Plateau in China, is known for its waterfalls, spectacular lakes, pristine forests, and diverse animal and plant life, much like Yosemite National Park. Both parks are designated as World Heritage Sites.
The purpose of the park exchange is to promote international cooperation that benefits both parks. The relationship will allow the parks to share approaches to collaboration, including efforts to work with gateway communities, regional and local economies, friends groups, and partner organizations.
Did You Know?
Natural fires in Yosemite are often no more than a single burning snag (standing dead tree) or a slow moving, low intensity fire that cleans underbrush from the forest floor. These fires prevent unwanted fires by removing accumulating forest debris that can fuel a larger fire in hot, dry conditions.