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.

Saving threatened great gray owls and spotted owls in Yosemite.
A Post-Fire Look at Protecting Yosemite’s Owls

How does wildfire shape wildlife? This summer, with our donors’ support, scientists are studying how the 2013 Rim Fire affected two of Yosemite’s iconic species, great gray owls and spotted owls, to learn how to protect the birds and their habitats.

The newest Nature Notes video examines Yosemite's black bears. image by Bob Roney
New Nature Notes video: Black Bears

The newest Nature Notes video examines Yosemite's black bears. Bears remind us of ourselves, and the complex relationship between bears and humans has changed over time as we strive to keep bears wild.

Painter Bill Bartelt teaches students to depict Yosemite with a limited palette to achieve a sepia effect in this Yosemite Conservancy art workshop.
Capturing the Splendor of Yosemite in Sepia

Capture scenes of Yosemite using a limited palette to achieve a “sepia” effect in this art workshop with painter Bill Bartelt.

Yosemite National Park Ranger Erik Westerlund takes audiences on a journey through the wonders of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada in this interactive family show based on Charley Harper’s “The Sierra Range.”
Yosemite Theater: Kids Free Tuesday Nights!

Ranger Erik Westerlund’s show at Yosemite Theater welcomes all kids age 12 and under for FREE on Tuesday nights. Creative Fusion, Exploring the Nature of the Sierra Nevada is a fun, educational show that appeals to everyone, adults and children alike. See you there!

Wildlife biologists Sarah Stock, of Yosemite, and Dr. Alexandra Few, of California Department of Fish and Wildlife, scan the mountaintops for signs of Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep.
New on Field Notes: Counting Sheep

In our latest blog post, we follow biologists into the backcountry to search for Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, Yosemite’s only federally endangered mammal – and a species our donors are helping to protect.

Featured Pages

Explore the beauty of late summer flowers and glimmering alpine lakes in Tuolumne Meadows with a Yosemite expert.
A Walk on the Wildflower Side

Discover the high-country hues of bright wildflowers, clear lakes and colorful rock on our Tuolumne Meadows botany walk.

Merced Grove bears the scars of wildfire. Conservancy funding is helping park scientists learn how giant sequoias respond to fire.
Protecting Yosemite’s Young Giants

See science in action in the Merced and Tuolumne groves this summer as researchers study how fire affects sequoia seedlings.

Why I Give
Steve and Karen Hanson

Nature is important in our lives... it's our religion. Yosemite is a cathedral in which we chose to seek our inspiration and teach our children... Once we saw what Yosemite Conservancy could do - we wanted to help.

Steve and Karen Hanson
Yosemite Conservancy donors