Each year, many visitors hike into Yosemite’s wilderness to escape the crowds and experience the stunning scenery. To improve access and provide for a safer hiking experience, backcountry trails require regular maintenance that often goes unseen by the public.
This summer, an intern from the California Conservation Corps (CCC) will accompany a National Park Service backcountry crew to help clear fallen trees from trails in the Merced watershed. The CCC intern will be mentored and trained in backcountry trail maintenance skills while gaining valuable experience protecting natural resources. This project will prevent hikers from taking circuitous detours around fallen trees and unintentionally disturbing vital habitat in the process.
With your help, youth experience life-changing opportunities while visitors have better access to trails.
Partnering with California Conservation Corps (CCC), a program for young adults in their late teens and early 20s, and Yosemite National Park.