Centennial Milestones at Yosemite drives 10 new projects

On October 1, this year, Yosemite National Park is commemorating the 125th anniversary of the establishment the park. On August 25, 2016,Yosemite will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS).

The park has 10 key projects to mark these events. The year of the work is shown.

Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias (2013 – 2016

Engaging the Next Generation (2012 – 2016)

Youth Environmental Education Center (2013 – 2017

Meadow and River Corridor Restoration (2014 – 2017

Recovering Two Endangered Sierra Nevada Amphibians (2015 – 2018)

Returning Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep to the Wilderness (2015 – 2018)

Camp 4 Restoration and New Campsite Creation (2016 – 2018

Visitor Restroom Improvements (2015 – 2017

The Ahwahnee Rehabilitation (2015 – 2016)

Emergency Services Complex Rehabilitation (2015 – 2016)


Unrelated thought worth quoting: I’m gettin’ married in the morning. Ding, dong, the bells are gonna chime. Pull out the stopper, we’ll have a whopper – but get me to the church on time.” – I like singing this. No reason. Try to get it out of your head! :>)

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Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
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3 Responses to Centennial Milestones at Yosemite drives 10 new projects

  1. Maureen L says:

    OK, NPS. Nice job continuing the Stephen Mather tradition of luxury hotels and dining in the midst of national parks, in hopes of luring the monied set into supporting them. Would that this were true, or that there was evidence to support this claim.

    Not all would agree that this is the best use of park funds, but I guess there’s got to be room for celebs arriving at the Ahwahnee Meadow by helicopter along with the rest of us.

    Me, I’m much more in favor of the kids get in free.

  2. Maureen L says:

    The Yosemite Conservancy is kicking in $20 million for the Mariposa Grove Restoration, so the “park” may have the projects, but it’s us YC donors who are footing a big share of the bill!

    I certainly hope the taxpayers and general visitors are not funding Ahwahnee rehab!

    • Here’s the offical work order on the Ahwahnee Rehabilitation

      This project will serve multitudes of guests and visitors by completing fire code upgrades to secondary egress from the upper floors to the ground floor in the east wing. In addition, this project will improve accessibility to persons with disabilities by adding a limited use/limited access (LULA) elevator to the heavily used public spaces on the south mezzanine. Furthermore, two additional ADA-compliant guest suites will be created so that the hotel fully meets ADA guest room ratio requirements. Lastly, the hotel bar and associated kitchen will be renovated to improve visitor service and accessibility. All of these improvements will protect and reinforce the historic character of this unique landmark.

      Bonus – Does anyone know why the ladies room was designed on the 2nd floor?? Grand prize – a new TESLA….oh, that was last week.

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