Today is the anniversary of Lincoln signing into law the Yosemite Grant Act. Done during the civil war, it was the first act to set aside and protect wild land for the enjoyment of all future generations of people. And today, 150 years after, the park service and the Yosemite conservancy are investing over 35 million dollars to help protect and save the incredible sequoias from the mariposa grove. This image is not from the mariposa grove, but from the merced grove of sequoias, also in Yosemite National Park. Wherever they are, the sequoia tree is an awesome sight to behold and spend time with.
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