BearSaver: Bringing Modern Food Storage Lockers to Yosemite National Park

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Located in the western Sierra Nevada range of Central California, the magnificent Yosemite National Park is a genuine national treasure. Covering 747,956 acres, the park features granite cliffs, a giant sequoia grove, waterfalls, glaciers, lakes, streams, mountains, and meadows. With almost 95 percent of the park being designated as wilderness, it is also home to around 90 different species of mammals, over 20 different types of reptiles, a dozen different types of amphibians and well over 200 different species of birds.

Visiting Yosemite National Park

With all that it has to offer, it is not hard to understand why so many people visit Yosemite National Park. In fact, around 4 million people visit the park every year. Despite the vast size of the park, most visitors never explore beyond the 5.9 square miles of the Yosemite Valley.

Those who visit the park will find that recreational opportunities abound. Some popular activities include exploring the park’s 800 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing and traveling the park’s scenic drives. The most famous of these is the Tioga Road drive which is typically open from late May or early June through November.

Protecting the Beauty of Yosemite

With so many people visiting the park every year, serious efforts must be put into conservation. In addition to having a long history of organizations like the Yosemite Conservancy working to protect the park, steps are currently being taken to prevent damage and pollution to the park. One step the park has taken is to ensure proper recycling bins and waste receptacles are in place to manage the waste that is created within the park. BearSaver supplies all trash/recycling receptacles for the park.

To further increase conservation efforts while also keeping park visitors and park animals safe, the National Park Service recently awarded BearSaver a contract to fabricate and install over 300 Food Storage Lockers in Yosemite. The addition of the lockers was a massive undertaking requiring complicated logistics and planning. In addition to fabricating the lockers and shipping them to the sites, BearSaver had to bring in its own equipment to install the lockers in several locations throughout Yosemite Valley. This included bringing in forklifts, trucks, trailers, and all the tools to get the job done.

As part of the complicated process of placing the new food lockers throughout the park, BearSaver had to remove the old lockers that had previously been used. Not only did these lockers have to be removed, but the visitors’ food inside the old lockers had to be transferred to the new lockers. These new lockers were installed on pressure treated wood beams, while the old lockers were placed in a staging area to be picked up at a later date.

Despite the complications involved in the process of installing these new Food Storage Lockers in Yosemite National Park, BearSaver finished the job ahead of schedule, and the entire job was completed without any issues.

Of course, you don’t have to be as large as Yosemite National Park to need Food Storage Lockers. No matter how big or small your needs are, BearSaver can help meet all of your Food Storage Locker needs!


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