In addition to being beautiful, Sierran meadows offer important wetland habitats for many animals that rely on them for food, nesting, foraging, and cover. Naturally occurring meadows also support surrounding ecosystems and provide resiliency in the face of climate change.
Learn how park ecologists have restored the natural water flow, topography, and native vegetation of Halstead Meadow in Sequoia National Park. Cut in half by a road built early in the park’s history, the meadow wetland was harmed by erosion and the formation of gullies that channeled water through the meadow instead of across it. See how, after restoration, Halstead Meadow is now a naturally functioning wetland habitat. Visit Halstead Meadow in person to experience the benefits of a healed mountain meadow.