Restore Mariposa Grove

For many, a trip to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Visitors to the Grove remark on having visited a spiritual cathedral and of being humbled by the sheer grandeur of these ancient sequoia trees.



The project to restore Mariposa Grove is an ambitious, multiyear effort to preserve these majestic trees and reverse 150 years of development by balancing visitor needs with ecological protection. This year marked a significant milestone for the project when ground was broken as part of a joint National Park Service and Conservancy celebration for the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act on June 30, 2014.

Design and architectural planning will complement restoration efforts as park ecologists, wildlife managers and others work together to formalize plans that will mitigate future impact to the trees, restore the Grove ecosystem, protect wildlife and create an exceptional experience for park visitors.

1,000 to 3,000 Years to Grow a Similar Tree

It is hard to comprehend, but if one of these trees topples, it would take 1,000-3,000 years to grow a similar tree in its place. With your continued support, we are restoring Mariposa Grove for future generations.

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Project Notes

The majestic giant sequoia have stood watch over the changing landscape of Yosemite for millenia.

Bill Kuhn
Vegetation Ecologist
Yosemite National Park