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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.

Predicting changes in Yosemite’s snowpack is vital to understanding water availability.
Every Drop Counts: Snowfall in Yosemite

This year, the Sierra is enjoying a bounty of snow! But the California drought isn’t over. To protect Yosemite’s long-term health, scientists have developed a cutting edge computer snow-model that accurately estimates snowpack depth and helps us manage water resources for thirsty trees, animals – and people, too!

The view from Glacier Point, one of the Yosemite overlooks restored with support from Conservancy donors. Photo: Keith Walklet.
New on Field Notes: Preserving Your Yosemite Views

What's your favorite Yosemite view? In our latest blog post, we take a look at some of the classic overlooks that have been restored with support from Conservancy donors.

Hike Half Dome on a guided Yosemite backpacking tour with Yosemite Conservancy.
Backpack Half Dome with our experts

Ready to conquer Half Dome? Challenge yourself on a backpack adventure with our expert naturalist guides – several dates available!

Photo of the Month: Swamy Lokanadham

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!

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To keep the “wild” in Yosemite’s wilderness, volunteers will be working hard this year to repair trails, replant trampled vegetation, remove invasive plants and more
Yosemite in all seasons

To keep the “wild” in Yosemite’s wilderness, volunteers will be working hard this year to repair trails, replant trampled vegetation, remove invasive plants and more.

Share your passion for the park and make a deeper connection to Yosemite as a volunteer. Sign up now!
Make a lasting difference

Share your passion for the park and make a deeper connection to Yosemite as a volunteer. Sign up now!

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