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Articles by Courtney Holden - My Yosemite Park

Courtney Holden

Courtney is a journalist and brand manager with a genuine enthusiasm for people and their stories. When not in the office, you’ll find Courtney playing in the Colorado mountains with her husband and son.

Black bear eating berries

Tracking Bear Movement in Yosemite

With funding from the Yosemite Conservancy, the National Park Service was able to upgrade their bear tracking collars from radio telemetry to GPS which has an unlimited range and is more accurate.

Galen Clark, First White Man in Yosemite

Yosemite Park's First Guardian, Galen Clark

Clark was famous for his hospitality, at first running a stagecoach rest stop called Clark's Station, where tourists could get meals, stay overnight, and water and feed their horses. Even when his business failed, Clark remained active in Yosemite, guiding visitors and serving as its guardian until 1897.