Total Funding Needed for Scientific-Research Projects: $162,457
Yosemite is more than just a beautiful place. It is also an exciting hub of scientific research in diverse fields, such as biology, geology and climatology. Park scientists are working to better understand the processes that shape the landscape and the factors that contribute to healthier populations of plants and animals. The data collected is helping to develop better, more efficient management practices that translate into an improved visitor experience.