Yosemite National Park Conducts Sierra Wilderness Celebration
Special Events on September 3 to Commemorate Landmark Acts
Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the 30th Anniversary of the California Wilderness Act on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Special events will take place throughout the day in Yosemite Valley and are designed to honor and celebrate the signing of these two acts, engage the public to better understand and appreciate wilderness, bring wilderness conservation organizations together, and connect with today’s youth and non-wilderness users.
The Wilderness Act was signed on September 3, 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. This historic bill established the National Wilderness Preservation System and set aside 9.1 million acres of federal land for the benefit of the American people. The California Wilderness Act was signed on September 28, 1984 and authorized the addition of over 3 million acres of land within the State of California including Yosemite Wilderness to the National Wilderness Preservation System.
The schedule of events in Yosemite National Park includes:
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Did You Know?
For over 40 years, NatureBridge has served over 40,000 youth and adults annually through a unique variety of environmental education programs at their national park campuses in California and Washington, including their Yosemite National Park campus.