Natural Resources Management Department

Degree Name

BS in Environmental Management Protection




James Vilkitis


This guide to Natural Resource Interpretation in the Glacier Point Region of Yosemite National Park, California was developed over three summers of research and implementation. The range of programs developed to inform the public about the regional and local natural resources are: formal, semi-formal, ranger led hikes and walks, activity based programs, and informal visitor contacts. The programs were designed to inform park visitors about the natural, social, and historical resources in the region. The overall objective is to connect the visitors with the marvels and wonders of the natural resources at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park, California. This guide was developed not only as a guide to techniques used for informing park visitors but also for Interpretive Park Rangers who want to develop their own programs in the region or park.