Californian Yosemite National Park, help expansion

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.

Important headwaters

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!

CLIMB YOSEMITE FROM YOUR LAPTOP With the help of Google maps, you too can be climbing from your couch. [Google]

10 thoughts on “Californian Yosemite National Park, help expansion

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  2. Hi, Petre. Just wanted to THANK YOU for this great post! My mom grew up in California and loved to tell about her family camping trips to Yosemite in the 1930s. In 1997 my husband and I had a chance to visit. I call Yosemite “A little bit of heaven on earth.” I plan to write a post on it one of these days (hopefully soon) for my blog. I’ll link you to the post and use this video. Can’t tell you how much it meant to me to experience our amazing adventure again… THANKS! Bette


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