Replace Search and Rescue Tent Housing - 2016

New tent houses better protect Yosemite’s search and rescue volunteers for their summer work shifts.

Camp 4, a popular gathering place for rock-climbers, serves as a home base for members of the Yosemite Valley Search and Rescue team, a group of highly skilled climbers who provide valuable safety information and advice to thousands of visitors each year.

The tent cabins that house Search and Rescue volunteers at Camp 4 have been in use for more than a decade and are showing the effects of normal wear and tear. Many of the tents need to be replaced to ensure the health and safety of the volunteers, who help with hundreds of emergency operations in Yosemite each year.

This 2016 grant provided funding for two new tent cabins in Camp 4, adding to the pair that was replaced in 2015. The new cabins ensure that Search and Rescue volunteers have a comfortable, safe place to live while they donate their time to share information with visitors and support important park operations.

Your gifts made a difference for Yosemite’s Search and Rescue volunteers today and in the future. Thank you for supporting your park!

Completed in partnership with Yosemite National Park and Friends of Yosemite Search and Rescue.

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Project Notes
New tent houses better protect Yosemite’s search and rescue volunteers for their summer work shifts.

Improved housing helps retain exceptional Search and Rescue employees who provide an invaluable service to the park. Enabling Search and Rescue Personnel to remain in close proximity to one another strengthens team cohesion, and in turn provides a better service to visitors and other parties in need of Yosemite Search and Rescue assistance

Aaron E. Smith
Protection Ranger
Yosemite National Park