Yosemite adding 400 acres of meadow, forest

A helicopter view of a waterfall in Yosemite National Park June 19, 2016 in Yosemite Vally, California. (Photo credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

A helicopter view of a waterfall in Yosemite National Park June 19, 2016 in Yosemite Vally, California. (Photo credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say Yosemite National Park will add 400 acres of meadows and forest in its largest expansion in nearly 70 years.

The officials said Wednesday the Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit conservation group, bought the land from private owners for $2.3 million and donated it to Yosemite.

Park Superintendent Don Neubacher says the land on the western boundary will be preserved as habitat for protected wildlife.

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