This project removed 1.5 miles of abandoned road near Harden Lake, located at 7,600 feet just a few miles from White Wolf on the old Tioga Road.

It complements the 2009 Yosemite Conservancy project which removed a quarter mile of old road on the lakeshore and converted it to a single track trail.

Combined, these two projects reestablished natural topography, improved water flow and restored the wilderness experience for visitors hiking around the White Wolf area.

Successful completion of this project allows the park to consider recommending all 3.8 acres be elevated to Wilderness status.

Sue Beatty

Restoration Ecologist

Project Notes

Meadows play an important role by capturing snowmelt in the deep soils and releasing nutrient-rich water into the streams and rivers throughout the summer.