Yosemite News Release
April 13, 2020
Yosemite Conservancy Brings Home Yosemite National Park’s Majesty During Pandemic Through Popular Webcams
Media Contacts: Yosemite Conservancy: Peter Bartelme 415-664-1503, [email protected]
Yosemite National Park, April 13, 2020 — Yosemite National Park’s webcam views doubled in the last month as people flocked to the park’s iconic scenes of Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, El Capitan and the High Sierra on Yosemite Conservancy’s website. The webcams are one of several ways Yosemite Conservancy is helping people experience the park from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The webcams provide for a moment of relaxation, contemplation and awe during these difficult times,” said Yosemite Conservancy President Frank Dean. “While Yosemite is temporarily closed, the webcams offer an easy and inspiring way for people to stay connected to the park and see its iconic scenery in real time.”
Viewers can see a live stream of Yosemite Falls, which is one of the tallest waterfalls in North America, with a total drop of 2,424 feet. The three other webcams refresh every 30 seconds, offering views of Yosemite’s High Sierra, with Half Dome and Clouds Rest in the foreground; Half Dome from Ahwahnee Meadow; and the 3,000-foot-high granite face of El Capitan.
In March, nearly 85,000 people visited Yosemite Conservancy’s webcam pages, double the amount of monthly views from January and February. The webcams are maintained through support of Yosemite Conservancy donors.
Yosemite Conservancy inspires people to support projects and programs that preserve Yosemite National Park and enrich the visitor experience. Thanks to generous donors, the Conservancy has provided over $130 million in grants to the park to restore trails and habitat, protect wildlife, provide educational programs, and more.
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Note on webcam editorial usage: Use of webcam images is granted only if (a) the images are unaltered (i.e. not cropped or otherwise modified); (b) the Yosemite Conservancy logo is visible in the lower left corner of each image; and (c) the images include the credit: Webcam by Yosemite Conservancy.