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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

  • Jose Carlos Machado / Flickr

    Snow Melt Causes Minor Flooding In Yosemite Park

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    The river running through Yosemite National Park briefly flooded its banks and a sheriff in California's Central Valley organized an airdrop of feed for 30 cows stranded downstream by rising waters as a heat wave melts record snow in the mountains.

  • 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.

 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. 

 

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