Welcome to Yosemite National Park

Protected in 1864 under the Yosemite Grant, Yosemite National Park is the birthplace of the National Parks idea. Yosemite’s granite domes, glacially-excavated valleys, ancient sequoia trees, and 800 miles of trails make it one of the most-visited National Parks in the world. One-hundred fifty years of protection from private development have allowed this 761,266-acre park to serve as a natural laboratory through which we can study ecosystem processes and the dynamic interactions between and among landscapes and living things.

NatureBridge has been fostering environmental literacy through field-based education in the National Parks since 1971. Our students participate in long-term park-based research projects and through this experience have the opportunity to practice science skills. This FieldScope site contains our students’ data, data from agencies such as the USGS, as well as a variety of informative map layers that help to put the data in context.


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