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.





February 13 Dr. Gabrielle Boisrame Delta Stewardship Council/UC Berkeley Water and wildfires: How returning fire to mountain landscapes affects rivers, snowpack, and forest health
March 13 Dr. Johnny Nesmith Sierra Nevada Network Inventory & Monitoring White Pines of the Sierra Nevada: Ecology, conservation, and management
April 10 Nicholas Dove UC Merced Fire and mycoryzal associations in Sierra Nevada forests
May 8 Robert Hansen Herpetological Review Amphibians and Reptiles of the Eastern Sierra: Life in the Rain Shadow
June 12 Dr. Justin Dellinger California Department of Fish & Wildlife Defining and monitoring mountain lion populations in California
July 10 Canceled Canceled Canceled
August 14 Dr. Marc Meyer US Forest Service Tree mortality in the Sierra Nevada
September 11 Beth Pratt-Bergstrom National Wildlife Federation California's Native Wildlife and Us
October 9 Dr. Jay Sexton UC Merced Rapid adaptation of monkeyflower to climate change
November 13 Dr. Dena Grossenbacher Cal Poly Revisting Yosemite's "Sky Islands"
December 11 Dr. Kathleen Hull UC Merced 3,000 years of Native activity in northern 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: June 14, 2018

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Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


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