Yosemite Presents

By Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park: Not just a great Valley... but a shrine to human foresight, strength of granite, power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. Yosemite National Park, one of the first wilderness parks in the United States, is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.

Episode Date
Saving Yosemite's Frogs
Can we save the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog from extinction? Human introduced non-native species (fish and fungus) have been causing the frog to go from the most abundant amphibian in the Sierra Nevada to critically endangered. However, habitat restoration efforts in Yosemite are showing promising signs for the frog's recovery and long-term survival. Watch this new video to learn more about their fascinating story of decline and revival.
Dec 11, 2013
Chinese History
Did you know that early Chinese immigrants played an important role in shaping the Yosemite that we know today? Join Park Ranger Yenyen Chan on an exploration of this impressive and surprising history.
Dec 22, 2011
Experience Your Yosemite
Watch this new, 15-minute video for an orientation to visiting Yosemite National Park.
May 07, 2008
Dream Jobs
Watch this new, 15-minute video for an orientation to visiting Yosemite National Park.
May 14, 2008
Su Parque Nacional
Bienvenidos a Yosemite! A special welcome video for the Hispanic community living within a day's drive of Yosemite.
Sep 25, 2008
Bear Video
Yosemite's bears are adept at finding your food! This short, subtitled (no audio) video provides an overview of how you can protect bears while visiting Yosemite.
Sep 25, 2008
Floods of 1996 and 1997
Floods in Yosemite Valley aren't uncommon during spring runoff, when the Merced River swells with melted snow and overflows into meadows. The largest, least common floods occur during winter--most recently in January 1997. See what Yosemite Valley looked like during the floods of May 1996 and January 1997.
Sep 25, 2008
Olmsted Point Plowing
Every spring, both visitors and locals look forward to the opening of the Tioga Road, a high-elevation pass that crosses Yosemite National Park. Get a glimpse of what it takes to clear snow and ice from a section of the highway known for dangerous avalanches.
Sep 25, 2008
Restoring a Meadow
Local American Indians, park fire managers, and blackberry weeders team up to save a meadow in danger of losing its unique native plants.
Sep 25, 2008
Best Intentions
Who would have thought that giant sequoia groves need to be burned in order to be saved? Learn how early park managers discovered the importance of fire the hard way, and see how today's managers carefully manage fire in Yosemite.
Sep 25, 2008