Amazing! Together we’ve already sent 5,000 messages to Sen. Dianne Feinstein asking her to support crucial legislation to expand Yosemite National Park (see previous article).
But we aren’t done yet. The land-owners are on-board, it won’t cost tax-payers any money, and both Republican and Democratic lawmakers have signed onto it. But it will take an act of Congress to officially expand the park’s boundaries–and Congress hasn’t been passing anything lately.
By adding over 1,500 acres to Yosemite’s vulnerable western boundary, we can head off encroaching development, which could threaten several important tributaries to the Merced River, a national wild-and-scenic river, while also safeguarding a vital migration corridor for wildlife.
Yosemite is a vast wilderness area of deep valleys, grand meadows, and ancient giant sequoias. Many of its iconic places are known by name alone–Half Dome, El Capitan, Tuolumne Meadows, and the Merced River.
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Be a part of this history and help expand Yosemite National Park, one of the most beloved wild places in the world.
Sarah Matsumoto, senior organizing representative, Sierra Nevada Resilient Habitats Campaign