(by Georgia Stigall; Director, Native Habitats)

This web site is dedicated to the memory of my parents, Thomas J. (1920-1978) and Margaret Evans (1920-1976) Stigall. By introducing me to Nature (including the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, the central & north coast of California, Yosemite & Lassen National Parks and many other special places) as a very young child, and continuing throughout my upbringing, they more than anyone set the course for my life & work... for which I am very grateful.    Margaret Stigall     Thomas Stigall    Tom Stgall

...And... the memory of Carl W. Sharsmith (1903-1994).  Carl was a dear friend, brilliant botanist & naturalist, dedicated professor, lover of Nature and appreciator of Life.  

He was also the oldest and longest serving ranger in the history of the National Park Service, and served 62 summers as a Ranger-Naturalist in the Tuolumne Meadows of Yosemite National Park.  Thousands of people benefitted from Carl's enthusiasm and passion about Yosemite while joining him on hikes or for campfire programs.  He contributed not only to visitors' and employees experiences while in Yosemite, but inspired many people to appreciate and care for Nature in and well beyond Yosemite.  

Many have asked over the years about where donations can be made in his memory. The following are suggested based on his own wishes:

                    Carl W. Sharsmith Herbarium Endowment Fund    
                    San Jose State Foundation
                    PO Box 720130
                    San Jose CA 95172-0130


Yosemite Association
PO Box 230
El Portal CA 95318

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