December 02, 2013
Yosemite National Park Conducts “Youth in Yosemite” Short Film Contest Selected Films to be Showcased at Awards Ceremony
Yosemite National Park is conducting a “Youth in Yosemite” Short Film Contest. This contest is open to anyone 25 years of age or younger who is motivated to create a video about their connection to Yosemite National Park. The deadline to submit the short films is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014.
November 25, 2013
Missing Hiker Found Alive in Yosemite National Park
Missing hiker, Ann Lory, was found alive this morning, at approximately 11:30 a.m., in Yosemite National Park. She was located by a family member working with Search and Rescue crews in the search area. Lory sustained injuries and has been transported to a local hospital for medical attention.
November 25, 2013
Yosemite National Park Searches for Missing Hiker Ann Lory
Yosemite National Park Rangers are searching for Ann Lory, 60, a resident of Foresta, who has been missing since Saturdaymorning, November 23, 2013. Foresta is a small community located along the western portion of the park boundary and can only be accessed through the park via Highway 120 (Big Oak Flat Road).
November 20, 2013
Visitors to Yosemite National Park Overwhelmingly Satisfied
A recent survey of visitors to Yosemite National Park showed a 98% satisfaction rate with park facilities, services, and recreational opportunities. Park visitors completed the survey in August 2013 in conjunction with the University of Idaho, Park Studies Unit for the National Park Service. Two hundred twenty five visitors responded to the written survey at locations throughout Yosemite National Park.
November 04, 2013
Yosemite National Park to Waive Entrance Fees for Veteran’s Day Weekend
In celebration of Veteran’s Day, Yosemite National Park will offer free admission to the public on Saturday, November 9 through Monday, November 11. This fee free weekend is offered to all visitors in honor of current members, retired members, and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces and their families.
October 31, 2013
Yosemite National Park Announces Release of Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Final Environmental Impact Statement
Yosemite National Park announces the release of the Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Final Environmental Impact Statement (Mariposa Grove FEIS). This landmark plan provides the foundation for the restoration and site improvements in the park’s largest grove of giant sequoias. The Mariposa Grove, along with Yosemite Valley, was included in the Yosemite Grant that was signed into law on June 30, 1864. This marked the first time the federal government set aside land for protection and is considered to be the genesis of the national park idea.
October 29, 2013
Lottery Registration Now Open for Restored Ostrander Ski Hut in Yosemite
With the winter season approaching, and Yosemite National Park now open to the public after the recent government closure, Yosemite Conservancy announced today that it is accepting lottery registration forms for the 2013-2014 season at the newly restored Ostrander Ski Hut, the cherished rustic stone cabin used by intrepid skiers and snowshoers who make the 10-mile journey from the park’s Badger Pass Ski Area to Ostrander Lake.
October 24, 2013
NatureBridge Receives $75,000 Grant from Wells Fargo for Scholarships for California’s Central Valley Youth
With a $75,000 grant for the Environmental Education and Stewardship for Underserved Central Valley Youth project, NatureBridge is proud to announce the award of scholarship funding from the Northern and Central California Region of the Wells Fargo Foundation.
October 23, 2013
Yosemite National Park Volunteers Recognized at Fourth Annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony
Yosemite National Park celebrated its fourth annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 28, 2013, National Public Lands Day. The Yosemite Volunteer Awards recognize and honor the outstanding contributions of people and work groups who provided exceptional volunteer services towards the mission of National Park Service and Yosemite.
October 22, 2013
Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery to Sponsor Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest
Yosemite National Park and Ansel Adams Gallery to sponsor the Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest. The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest celebrates the creativity and inspiration of youth in the Yosemite gateway communities. The contest is open to all students, grades K-12, who attend school or youth programs within the gateway community school districts of Yosemite National Park. Students should submit artwork and poetry no later than Friday, October 25, 2013.
October 21, 2013
Yosemite National Park to Celebrate Future Anniversary Events in Gateway Communities
Fall pageantry and warm temperatures invite visitors back to a reopened Yosemite.
October 16, 2013
Yosemite National Park Reopens to Visitors
Yosemite National Park reopens to park visitors tonight, October 16, 2013. Visitors can access public areas and roads immediately while facilities and other public services are brought back on-line. Yosemite National Park has been closed since October 1, 2013 due to the government shutdown.
September 19, 2013
YARTS Transit Service to Yosemite National Park Extended
The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) is extending transit service on Highway 120, west and east corridors, through Sunday, September 29, 2013. Previously, the runs from Tuolumne County, on Highway 120 West, were scheduled to end for the season on September 15, 2013. The service from Mono County, on Highway 120 East, will continue to operate on weekends through Sunday, September 29, 2013.
September 18, 2013
Yosemite Facelift to be Held in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the tenth annual Yosemite Facelift on Tuesday, September 24, through Sunday, September 29, 2013. The goal of the Yosemite Facelift is to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season. Volunteers are needed to help pick up litter at various locations in the park, including roadways, in the river corridor, on trails, near climbing routes, and in parking, camping, and lodging areas.
September 10, 2013
Yosemite National Park Partners with Paradox Sports on Historic Veterans Climb
Yosemite National Park is hosting an event in which 30 disabled United States Military Veterans will climb several iconic peaks in the park, such as Half Dome and El Capitan. All of the climbers are expected to reach the summits of Half Dome and El Capitan on Wednesday, September 11. Paradox Sports, a nonprofit organization with an emphasis on adaptive sports, brought the group to Yosemite for the multi-day event. The event is designed to honor all veterans and celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities.
August 27, 2013
Portion of Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park to be Temporarily Closed
A portion of the Tioga Road, from Crane Flat to White Wolf, will be temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 12:00 noon. The closure is necessary for firefighters to perform fire suppression activities along the road. This portion of the road is anticipated to be closed at least through Labor Day Weekend. The park will issue an update as conditions allow for the reopening of the road.
July 24, 2013
New American Sign Language Services Announced in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park announces several new American Sign Language (ASL) services that are available in the park, and at home. New services include a video series on the park’s Youtube Channel, continued ranger programs, and an enewsletter. These services are designed to ensure visitors who are Deaf or hard of hearing have equal access to all program offerings at Yosemite.