Yosemite Sustainable Tourism  in an MEDC
Lesson Objectives <ul><li>You will have the required knowledge of Yosemite as a case study of sustainable tourism in a MED...
 
 
CONSERVATION VALUE <ul><li>Yosemite National Park is an area of outstanding scenic beauty and great wilderness value. The ...
 
MANAGEMENT CONSTRAINTS <ul><li>Extreme visitor pressure and development of modern accommodation facilities on a large scal...
<ul><li>What has been done to make tourism sustainable in Yosemite? </li></ul>
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Sustainable Tourism in Yosemite

  1. 1. Yosemite Sustainable Tourism in an MEDC
  2. 2. Lesson Objectives <ul><li>You will have the required knowledge of Yosemite as a case study of sustainable tourism in a MEDC </li></ul><ul><li>You should understand how tourism was becoming unsustainable in Yosemite and what was done to make tourism sustainable. </li></ul><ul><li>You may be able to compare mountain tourism in Yosemite with aspects of tourism in Nepal (after half term). </li></ul>
  3. 5. CONSERVATION VALUE <ul><li>Yosemite National Park is an area of outstanding scenic beauty and great wilderness value. The park represents nearly all the different environments found within the Sierra Nevada, including sequoia groves, historic resources, evidence of Indian habitation, and domes, valleys, polished granites, and other geological features which illustrate the formation of the Sierra Nevada </li></ul>
  4. 7. MANAGEMENT CONSTRAINTS <ul><li>Extreme visitor pressure and development of modern accommodation facilities on a large scale have had a disturbing impact. Inappropriate development and commercial services have impacted large portions of Yosemite Valley. Two hydroelectric and water storage facilities permitted under special legislation cause significant local disturbance at Hetch Heetchy and Lake Eleanor in the north-west of the park. A major trans-Sierra road bisects the park. From 1890 to 1968 management suppressed natural fires which caused significant changes to the forests. The area was heavily grazed in the past which has resulted in changes in species composition and exotic plant introduction. Grizzly bear, California bighorn sheep and possibly grey wolf disappeared from the area in the 1800s and early 1900s. A few non-native species, such as beaver and white-tailed ptarmigan have been introduced. Black bear has been adversely affected by human contact. Studies of Yosemite's backcountry areas have identified significant impacts due to campsites, trails and high Sierra camps </li></ul>
  5. 8. <ul><li>What has been done to make tourism sustainable in Yosemite? </li></ul>

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