In 1864, when President Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act, he ensured the preservation of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, launching the national park movement and creating a legacy that continues through this day.
The Yosemite Grant was the seed of an idea – that our nation's most magnificent and sacred natural places should be preserved for everyone and all time. Yosemite Conservancy, the National Park Service and others will celebrate with events throughout the year. The Conservancy is also offering publications and merchandise commemorating the past 150 years in Yosemite.
Join us at an event, purchase an anniversary item, or make a gift in honor of this remarkable milestone.