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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.

Donor-supported work in Lyell Canyon preserves a remarkable section of Yosemite’s wilderness.
See Your Gifts at Work in Lyell Canyon

The Lyell Canyon section of the John Muir Trail is a wonderful — and increasingly popular — wilderness experience. Thanks to our donors, crews working on the heavily rutted trail and surrounding meadow are improving hiking surfaces and protecting sensitive wetland habitat.

Inspiring plein air watercolor workshop in Yosemite's beautiful landscape.
Plein Air Treasure: Yosemite in Watercolor

Give yourself the gift of a day immersed in Yosemite’s beauty. This engaging workshop will provide guidance and inspiration to interpret nature’s display with color and form.

A climber practices his technical skills on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy
New on Field Notes: Ask a Climber

Curious about climbing in Yosemite? Head to the blog to read FAQs from the "Ask a Climber" program our donors support in the park. 

Photo of the Month by Barry O'Neil
Photo of the Month: Barry O'Neil

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.

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Take a challenging trek to Yosemite’s highest peak to discover the park’s shrinking Sierra ice field.
Backpack to Lyell Glacier

Take a challenging trek to Yosemite’s highest peak with a veteran naturalist to discover the park’s shrinking Sierra ice field.

Read Yosemite Conservancy's blog for informative and inspiring stories.
Be a Yosemite Insider

Have you visited our blog lately? Read our recent stories about winter ecology, inspiring Yosemite youth, iconic overlooks and more!

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