Bird-banding helps protect rare bird species in Yosemite

Scientific Research

Funding Needed for Scientific Research: $263,952

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 used to make informed decisions about management practices that translate into an improved visitor experience.

Conservancy donor funding is making it possible for citizen scientists to help protect Yosemite’s distinctive bat species, such as the pallid bat.

Help protect Yosemite’s distinctive bats

Predicting changes in Yosemite’s snowpack is vital to understanding water availability.

Understanding Yosemite’s long-term water resources

Data collected through bird banding in Yosemite is helping protect rare bird species.

Learn about how you can support efforts to study and protect Yosemite’s rare bird species.

The rare pansy monkeyflower blooming in massive numbers next to Hetch Hetchy Road several months after the Rim Fire.

Studying unique flowers in the wake of fire