This video from California says about itself:
From foothill elevations to high mountain peaks, hundreds of flower species are found throughout Yosemite National Park. Rangers and scientists describe the rich botanical history and some of the rare plants found here.
From Wildlife Extra:
Yosemite to be expanded by 1,600 acres? First expansion for more than 70 years.
Pacific Forest Trust working to expand Yosemite
April 2013. Originally preserved in 1864, Yosemite National Park, with its dramatic vistas and breathtaking rock formations, is in a position to expand its borders for the first time in more than 70 years.
Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) is working with Congress to expand Yosemite. In an effort to grow Yosemite National Park, PFT are working to secure a Boundary Line Adjustment (BLA) that will help save more than 2.5 square miles. Located on the vulnerable western border of the Park, the incorporation of these lands would protect the headwaters of several tributaries to the Merced, a national Wild and Scenic River, and preserve an important wildlife habitat corridor to nearby national forest lands.
Needs US Congress to agree
Because any alteration of a national park’s borders requires an act of Congress, the support of our California legislators is crucial to the success of this initiative. With Yosemite’s sesquicentennial fast approaching, a BLA bill must be passed in this Congress if it is going to be completed in time for this momentous occasion.
There is still work to do however. For a Boundary Line Adjustment to become law, it must be passed by the Senate as well as the House. Senator Feinstein (D-CA) can help make this happen, but she needs to hear from US citizens that this is a priority. Contact her directly here to actively support the Yosemite Expansion and PFT!
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