Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 7, 2021

Shelton Johnson at Santa Barbara Wild 11/10/21 

Shelton Johnson is a park ranger with the U.S. National Park Service and works in Yosemite National Park. He has spent the past 22 of his 28 year career at Yosemite National Park. Johnson is an advocate for bringing minorities, particularly African-Americans, to the National Parks and connecting them to the natural world. He claims that “one of the great losses to African culture from slavery was the loss of kinship with the earth”. He dedicated his work to this issue when he found the history of Buffalo Soldiers, the African-American regiments of the historically segregated U.S. Army.

Read more about this event for Los Padres ForestWatch at  Santa Barbara WILD!


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