Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 28, 2020

Today Is Yosemite’s Birthday

from Yosemite National Park

On September 28, 1984 the California Wilderness act was passed, designating over 3 million acres of wilderness within the state of California, including the Yosemite Wilderness, for protection from commercial gain, development, and overuse. The initial Wilderness Act of 1964 allowed for these future additions to the National Wilderness Preservation System. Today, nearly 95% (704,624 acres) of Yosemite is designated wilderness for visitors around the world to enjoy a piece of solitude and adventure.

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