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 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Yosemite Forum is being held as a virtual event. If you have questions about how to attend, send us an email.





May 12 Dr. Breanne Jackson UC Merced Tuolumne and Merced River Food Chains Lead to Riparian Bats and Birds
June 9 Frances Davenport Stanford University Changing Flood Risks Due to Decreasing Snowfall in the Western United States
July 14 Dr. Rebecca Green U.S. Forest Service Fisher Conservation in a Changing Southern Sierra Nevada Landscape
August 11 Emily Iskin Colorado State University The Fabric of Wood: Patterns and Processes of River and Floodplain Large Wood on the Merced River
September 8 TBA TBA TBA
October 13 Lauren Oakes Stanford University TBA
November 10 Bev Bulaon U.S. Forest Service Insect and Forest Pathogens of Sierra Nevada
December 8 Jonathan Shurin UC San Diego Otters

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: August 12, 2020

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