Sierra Nevada Fauna

(with a focus on the fauna of Yosemite National Park)

The roughly 750,000 acres of land in Yosemite and 866,000 acres of land in Sequoia Kings Canyon provide habitat to an incredible diversity of biota. This includes over 400 vertebrate species in Yosemite and over 260 vertebrate species in Sequoia Kings Canyon, while the number of invertebrate species is likely in the thousands.








More Information:

Grinnell- Animal life in the Yosemite: http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/77278#page/11/mode/1up


National Park Service- Special Status Animals: http://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/nature/ss-animal-species.htm

National Park Service- Species list main page, with a link to report species sightings: http://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/nature/wildlifespecies.htm

Wawona Field Station's iNaturalist page: http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/sierra-nevada-research-station-yosemite-field-station



COVID-19 and the Yosemite and Sequoia Field Stations

Updated 6/18/2020

The Yosemite and Sequoia Field Stations have begun to ramp up activities in compliance with UC Merced and National Park Service guidance and polcies. Please see our COVID-19 Information page for more information.

Any queries about Yosemite and Sequoia Field Station reservations can be directed to Breezy Jackson, bjackson10@ucmerced.edu, (209) 628-5758.