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Near Fish Camp in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

A New Vision for an Ancient Grove

Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias — Yosemite National Park

 
 
A New Vision for an Ancient Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2014
1. A New Vision for an Ancient Grove Marker
Inscription.  
Creating an Experience to Match the Dignity of the Trees
People have revered this Grove and its mighty trees for thousands of years. Through ecological restoration, the health and resilience of these giants will be protected and all visitors will be able to experience a more peaceful and intact ecosystem.

The time to restore this Grove is now. The current restoration plan will preserve the giant sequoia trees and the wildlife that lives among them while enhancing the extraordinary experience of a visit to the Grove.

Ensuring the Grove's health
Walking and driving near the base of giant sequoias damages their roots, compacts soils, and diverts water away from the trees. Pedestrian boardwalks will protect tree roots and restore the health of critical wetland areas.

Helping the whole ecosystem
Relocation of parking areas and other development will protect giant sequoia habitat, while creating a more tranquil experience for all who visit. Threatened species, like spotted owls and Pacific fishers, will benefit from a more intact ecosystem.
 
Erected by
Marker detail: Pacific Fisher image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Pacific Fisher
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, and Yosemite Conservancy.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEnvironmentHorticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees series list.
 
Location. 37° 30.16′ N, 119° 36.584′ W. Marker is near Fish Camp, California, in Mariposa County. Marker can be reached from Mariposa Grove Road 2.1 miles east of Wawona Road (California Route 41). Marker is the center panel of a three-panel interpretive kiosk. It can be accessed via hike or shuttle from the Mariposa Grove Welcome Plaza in Yosemite National Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fish Camp CA 93623, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sustaining the Mariposa Grove (here, next to this marker); Celebrating the Mariposa Grove (here, next to this marker); The Surviving Tunnel Tree (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Enduring Giant (approx. half a mile away); Wawona Hotel (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Art of Thomas Hill (approx. 3˝ miles away); Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad (approx. 3.9 miles away); Jones Store (approx. 8˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fish Camp.
 
Related markers. Click
Marker detail: Spotted Owl image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: Spotted Owl
here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
 
Marker detail: Boardwalks image. Click for full size.
4. Marker detail: Boardwalks
Boardwalks will provide accessible hiking trails while protecting sensitive giant sequoia habitat.
Marker detail: Surrounding Wetlands image. Click for full size.
5. Marker detail: Surrounding Wetlands
Efforts to protect giant sequoia roots and surrounding wetlands will help the Grove to survive our changing climate.
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Interpretive Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By Google Maps Street View
6. Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Interpretive Kiosk
(center of three panels in kiosk)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 20 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on November 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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