Sequoia Natural History Association
Your Connection to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Devils Postpile National Monument and Lake Kaweah.
The Sequoia Natural History Association (SNHA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting education, interpretation, research, and the natural and historic preservation of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Devils Postpile National Monument, Lake Kaweah, and other areas of the National Park System. SNHA is committed to enriching the experiences of visitors and promoting public awareness of the significance of national parks through educational programs, publications, and financial support.
SNHA connects people to the parks through an in-depth communication network. By becoming a partner, you are pledging your direct support for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and investing in the future of our public lands. This program was designed for people who truly love their national parks and want their relationship to extend beyond the entrance gate. Our partners believe in the mission of the National Park Service and SNHA and strive for their success by being knowledgeable and involved. Our Connection program funds a variety of educational facets in the parks: operation of park bookstores, offering Crystal Cave tours, supporting educational programs, publishing books, funding park exhibits, supporting natural resource protection, printing the park visitor guide, operating the Beetle Rock Education Center and much more. We are a vital component of the excellent visitor services in these Sierra Nevada public lands.
The Sequoia Natural History Association is committed to enriching the experiences of visitors and promoting public awareness of the significance of national parks and public lands through educational programs, publications, and financial support by:
· Maintaining an active partnership program
· Operating visitor center bookstores
· Conducting Crystal Cave tours
· Offering EdVenture Courses
· Providing free and low-cost programs for schools
· Publishing the park's visitor newspaper
· Purchasing supplies for ranger programs
· Operating the Beetle Rock Education Center
· Funding park exhibits and research projects
· Managing the Pear Lake backcountry ski hut
· Coordinating park volunteer projects
· Providing visitor information
· Renting bear-resistant food canisters
· Publishing park books and maps
The Association has provided more than $12 million in aid to the parks and the National Park Service since 1940.
With increasing budgetary demands, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks need the support of nature enthusiasts who are committed to keeping parks as magnificent as the day they were first set aside as public lands. Go to www.sequoiahistory.org or any park visitor center and join the Connect program. For as little as $25 a year, our partners can enjoy special discounts on publications and programs, subscriptions to informative newsletters and invitations to exclusive events.