Yosemite Forum

The Yosemite Forum is a free interactive lecture series designed to bring evolving knowledge of the Sierra Nevada to the public and the park. Lectures are 3:30 to 4:30 pm (unless otherwise noted) on the second Tuesday of the month in the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Auditorium.

Schedule for 2019





May 14

Samantha Marcum

US Fish & Wildlife Service

Status and conservation of Monarch butterflies

June 11

Dr. Nathan Stevens

CSU Sacramento

Recent findings from an archeological site at the Yosemite Valley Emergency Services Complex

July 9

Dr. Marc Meyer

US Forest Service

Forests, fire, and drought: Are restoration treatments still effective in an era of rapid environmental change?

August 13

Dr. Jessica Blois

UC Merced

Taking the long view: Responses of Sierra Nevada plants and mammals to climate change over the past 20,000 years

September 10

Dr. Terry Blackburn

UC Santa Cruz

Composition and age of glacial polish in Yosemite National Park

October 8

Dr. John Wehausen

Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Foundation

Challenges in wildlife restoration: Lessons from bighorn sheep restoration in Yosemite National Park

November 12

Dr. Kristen Shive

Save the Redwoods League

Wildfires in a changing world: Novel fire effects on Sierra Nevada forests

December 10

Julia Burmistrova

UC Merced

Using co-digestion to treat wastewater solids and organic solid waste: A potential strategy to sustainably manage waste at Yosemite National Park

The Yosemite Forum is a partnership among:

  • Yosemite National Park

  • Yosemite Conservancy

  • USGS, Western Ecological Research Center Yosemite Field Station

  • University of California, Sierra Nevada Research Institute

  • USFS, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Sierra Nevada Research Center

Learn more about the park's research and studies. Find Yosemite content throughout the Nature & Science and History & Culture web pages.

Last updated: March 20, 2019

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Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


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