In 2012 Student Conservation Association crews will again work alongside National Park Service teams during a 35 day program to remove non-native invasive plants, restore abandoned or ‘social’ trails (informal trails created by hikers) and remove inappropriate campsites from Yosemite’s vast wilderness. Social trails encourage hikers to trample delicate ecosystems and inappropriate campsites detract from the wilderness landscape and often contribute to ecosystem damage.
24,000 acres of wilderness area will be surveyed throughout the summer. The work crews plan to remove 12,000 non-native invasive plants from the park, rehabilitate over 400 inappropriate campsites and restore at least 3,000 feet of social trails. Their work will restore natural processes, preserve ecosystems while restoring wilderness character to the park, and provide stewardship opportunities for youth this summer.
Thank you for helping protect this magnificent landscape and keeping the ‘wild’ in wilderness.
Partnering with Yosemite National Park and Student Conservation Association
Join us on an Outdoor Adventures in Tuolumne that explores such subjects as painting, wildflowers and hiking.