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

Sustaining the Mariposa Grove

Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias — Yosemite National Park

 
 
Sustaining the Mariposa Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2014
1. Sustaining the Mariposa Grove Marker
Inscription.  ”You can save a place, but it’s never really safe. It always takes people caring. It always takes vigilance. It always takes effort to keep those forces at bay that want to crowd in, want to change it, want to over-commercialize it. Once it’s ruined, it’s ruined. But once it’s saved, each generation has its duty to keep it saved.”
—Dayton Duncan, film producer and writer
The National Parks: America’s Best Idea and Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit

Restoring the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Five thousand giant sequoias fill the Mariposa Grove. These trees are some of the oldest and largest living things on Earth. They inspire awe, wonder, and an enduring sense of serenity in the 750,000 people who visit the Grove each year. Yosemite Conservancy is partnering with Yosemite National Park to restore the Grove.

Restoration Plan Highlights
• Restore wetlands, natural soundscapes and giant sequoia habitat
• Remove parking from sequoia habitat and relocate to South Entrance, while providing free visitor shuttle service
• Convert most roads to walking trails where possible
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Interpretive Kiosk image. Click for full size.
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2. Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Interpretive Kiosk
(leftmost of three panels in kiosk)
Create accessible trails in the lower grove area and at the Grizzly Giant

Yosemite National Park gratefully acknowledges the following donors who made a gift or commitment of $25,000 or more by May 7, 2014.

[donor list not transcribed]
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, and Yosemite Conservancy.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkHorticulture & 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 leftmost 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. A New Vision for an Ancient 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
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(approx. half a mile away); Wawona Hotel (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Art of Thomas Hill (approx. 3½ miles away); Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad (approx. 3.9 miles away); Jones Store (approx. 8½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fish Camp.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
 
Also see . . .  Yosemite Conservancy History. (Submitted on November 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
 
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 21 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on November 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2. submitted on November 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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Nov. 24, 2020