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150th Anniversary of Yosemite


On June 30, President Abraham Lincoln signed the historic Yosemite Grant Act, which protected Yosemite Valley and established the national park system.

Capital Public Radio has coverage of the anniversary celebration. 

Stories From Yosemite

  • Roland Knapp, UCSB Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory

    Study Brings Hope For California's Yellow-Legged Frog

    Tuesday, October 04, 2016

    A yellow-legged frog that was once the most abundant amphibian in the Sierra Nevada is now the most rare. But a new study finds the frog population in Yosemite National Park shows signs of slow recovery after decades of severe decline.

  • Regan Buker / Flickr

    Looking Into The Gender Bias In Yosemite National Park

    Monday, October 03, 2016

    National Park Services Superintendent Don Neubacher resigned from his position amid cases of gender bias and sexual harassment at Yosemite National Park. McClatchy reporter Michael Doyle joins us to talk more about the story.

  • First Family At Yosemite

    Monday, June 20, 2016

    The First Family spent part of Father’s Day Weekend in Yosemite Park and so did Insight's Senior Producer Jen Picard and her family. She’ll share her family’s story and what the weekend was like.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public

    Obama, First President To Visit Yosemite Since JFK

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

    President Barack Obama and the First Family are headed to Yosemite this weekend to celebrate the 100th anniversary of America’s national park system. People who live in the town of Atwater, where Obama will land, lined up Friday to catch a glimpse.

 Scenes From Yosemite


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 Click on the photo to view the slideshow Washburn Point and Glacier Point

History and Celebrations

Learn more this national park and its history here.

To check out a schedule of events, click here.  

CapRadio Listeners Describe Favorite Yosemite Spots

We asked listeners to tell us their favorite landmarks in Yosemite. Here are some of the responses.