Yellow Pine Volunteer Area is a base for volunteers who contribute hundreds of hours of work to Yosemite National Park. This year Yosemite Conservancy is funding the installation of new bear proof lockers and wildlife educational resources throughout this volunteer camping area.
Food kept outside lockers encourages bears to the area, and marks the beginning of a preventable downward spiral. Bears develop unhealthy eating habits, becoming aggressive with humans and teaching their cubs’ similar behavior. In some cases the bears must be put down as a result of this behavior.
By providing additional bear proof lockers throughout the park we create a simple and effective way of keeping both campers and wildlife safe.