Yosemite, CA– Yosemite National Park officials say many Yosemite Valley projects are improving visitor experience while restoring Valley areas for ecological benefits.
Some of these restoration projects include removal of dams, invasive plants, social trails, and outdate utilities from sensitive habitats. They say visitors can now experience restored wetlands and riparian habitat without impacting the resource. Interpretive signs have also been added to areas for visitor education and enjoyment.
Both Meadow and riverbank restoration has occurred in numerous locations throughout Yosemite Valley. Also, the dam near Happy Isles on the Merced River has been removed recently, restoring the natural free flow of the river.
Written by Alisha.cruz