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You Can Help Yosemite

As a donor to Yosemite Conservancy, you help preserve the park for future generations.

Your gift today makes a lasting difference for Yosemite’s trails, habitat, wildlife and much more. And by participating in our outdoor programs, art workshops, theater performances and volunteer opportunities, you are giving back to the park you love.

With your support, scientists are using motion-activated cameras to study the Sierra Nevada red fox, a rare species spotted in Yosemite last year for the first time in nearly a century.
Remote Cameras and Rare Creatures

Why did the biologist climb a tree? To install a motion-activated camera! With your support, scientists are using this technology to study the Sierra Nevada red fox, a rare species spotted in Yosemite last year for the first time in nearly a century.

Artist David Deyell shows students how to create colorful paintings of Yosemite in this Yosemite Conservancy art workshop.
In Plain Sight: Yosemite Watercolor

Play with paint in this fun-filled, family-friendly Yosemite watercolor workshop with artist David Dyell.

Wilderness ranger Jessica Rivas, a Yosemite Leadership Program participant, leads an educational program for fourth graders near lower Yosemite Fall during President Obama's visit to the park in June 2016. Photo: © Al Golub.
New on Field Notes: Path to a Presidential Selfie

Have you checked out our blog recently? In our latest post, two young rangers share their stories about meeting President Obama in Yosemite last month, and reflect on the youth programs that helped make that once-in-a-lifetime experience possible.

Yosemite Conservancy Flickr Photo of the Month: Naveed Khan
Photo of the Month: "Tenaya Lake" by Naveed Khan

Did you know that Yosemite Conservancy has a "photo of the month" feature on our enewsletter? Want to be considered for our next enewsletter? Join our Flickr group!

Volunteers welcome visitors and raise funds for Yosemite as Park Greeters
Connect to Yosemite as a Volunteer

Develop an even deeper connection to Yosemite while sharing your passion with others. Get involved as a Yosemite Conservancy volunteer.

Featured Pages

Summer camp for adults! Join us for a fun-filled August weekend in Tuolumne Meadows. Yosemite Conservancy Outdoor Adventures
Campout for Grown-Ups

Summer camp, with a twist: This one is for adults! Join us for a fun-filled August weekend in Tuolumne Meadows.

Lee Stetson stars as the father of our national parks in the Yosemite Theater’s “John Muir Series” this summer.
Meet Muir

Lee Stetson stars as the father of our national parks in the Yosemite Theater’s “John Muir Series” this summer.

Why I Give
Julia Burgen at a Yosemite waterfall

Our family first visited the summer of 1972. I had that epiphany moment on emerging from the tunnel, seeing the valley – it changed my life. I have been an environmentalist ever since; that is why I give to the Conservancy.

Julia Burgen
Yosemite Conservancy Donor