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. At this time, the Yosemite Forum is being held as a virtual event. If you have questions about how to attend, send us an email.

Schedule for 2022





January 11




February 8

Dr. Gavin Jones

US Forest Service

Spotted owl conservation in the era of California megafires

March 8

Jordan Fisher Smith


Engineering Eden: A violent death, a federal trial, and the struggle to restore nature in our national parks

April 12

Michael Taylor

Citizen scientist

Searching for the biggest trees

May 10

Dr. Emily Watkins

US Geological Survey

The impact of weather, climate, and climate change on public lands visitation across the United States

June 14

Dr. Adrian Das

US Geological Survey

Tools for forest adaptation

July 12

Dr. Erica Woodburn

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A low-to-no snow future and its impact on water resources in the western United States

August 9

Dr. Michael Goss

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Climate change is increasing the likelihood of extreme autumn wildfire conditions across California

September 13

Dr. Crystal Kolden

University of California, Merced

How I learned to love wildfire: a guide to surviving in a burning world

October 11

Rodney Hart

US Forest Service

Giant sequoia's place on the landscape

November 8




December 13

Dr. Derek Booth

UC Santa Barbara

Geomorphic implications for restoration of the upper Tuolumne River through Tuolumne Meadows

The Yosemite Forum is a partnership among:

  • National Park Service
  • 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.

Last updated: November 2, 2022

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