Yosemite National Park, Fresno, California discussed on Morning Edition


On the way into Yosemite National Park from Fresno sits the Yosemite sugar pine mountain railroad which shut down with the rest of California in March Scott McGee runs the operation we lost every single tour group and school group that we had coming up here Yosemite is opening with a lot of restrictions only about half of the average June visitors are allowed in and they must make an online reservation for each car in advance Jamie Richards is a Yosemite spokesperson we're going to be monitoring condition the report and then make adjustments as needed and work in the work to maintain safe conditions for visitors only two campgrounds are open in the larger one is operating at just fifty percent of capacity other campsites are closed due to staffing Richard says she's interested in seeing how the animals in the park respond again to people we get a lot of errors out active we will see when the park reopens how will be on the malls continue to react and adapt to that they're coming back last year visitors spent more than one point seven billion dollars in the four California counties that surround the park Brooke Smith with visit Yosemite Madera county says that could drop by as much as half this year between fires and Everman shut down this is definitely the longest we've ever gone with you the when she first heard the park was opening any Georgian her husband Colin Holland from Davis California rush to book a few day passes I was checking copy Mike I'm just gonna see and says I got up to like twenty second has some day passes great that's our twentieth anniversary the pair of teachers spent their honeymoon in Yosemite George has visited the park since childhood hopes the reservation system has long term effects maybe that's a lesson that impact that humans have had on the environment on.

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