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Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection

The peregrine falcon is a fully protected species in California and a special status species in Yosemite due to its sensitivity to disturbance during the nesting season. To protect this species, the superintendent of Yosemite National Park is designating peregrine nesting cliffs as areas closed to visitor use, including climbing and slacklining activities, until peregrine chicks have fledged and dispersed from those areas in 2020. 

By order of the superintendent of Yosemite National Park and under authority of Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1.5(a) and Section (a)(1): The following areas are identified as cliffs closed to visitor use, including climbing activities, beginning March 1, 2020 and remaining in effect until July 15, 2020, or until further notice:

 
  • No closures for peregrine falcons are in effect. Closures wiill resume on March 1, 2021.

Learn more about special status bird species in Yosemite National Park.

Last updated: July 15, 2020

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