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Title: Restoration of multiple-rut trails in the Tuolumne meadows of Yosemite National Park

Author: Eagan, Sean; Newman, Peter; Fritzke, Susan; Johnson, Louise;

Date: 2000

Source: In: Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 5: Wilderness ecosystems, threats, and management; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-5. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 188-192

Publication Series: Proceedings (P)

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Description: This study presents the techniques used in a restoration project in Tuolumne Meadows on the old Glen Aulin trail in Yosemite National Park from 1990 to 1994 and the results of follow-up monitoring in the summer of 1998. The project restored the natural hydrology and soils to a 4,200-foot section of abandoned trail which had two to six one-foot deep ruts. The project utilized hundreds of volunteer work hours and showed that restoration of subalpine meadows is possible.

Keywords: Yosemite National Park, California

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Eagan, Sean; Newman, Peter; Fritzke, Susan; Johnson, Louise 2000. Restoration of multiple-rut trails in the Tuolumne meadows of Yosemite National Park. In: Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 5: Wilderness ecosystems, threats, and management; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-5. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 188-192

 


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