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Stoneman Meadow

Stoneman Meadow

Located between the Merced River and Half Dome Village, Stoneman Meadow plays an instrumental role in the Valley’s ecological health by providing plant and wildlife habitat and regulating water flow. A 250-meter abandoned asphalt path that bisected a portion of the meadow and obstructed the natural flow of water was removed in 2006. The asphalt removal allowed natural hydrologic processes to resume, promoted biological health and restored Stoneman Meadow’s aesthetic value.

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