Proceeds go to the Park
When California drivers purchase Yosemite license plates from the DMV, $20 from each sale goes to support Yosemite Conservancy’s programs and projects in the National Park. Yosemite Conservancy allocates 100 percent of the funds directly to specific projects that preserve and protect the park, and enrich the visitor experience.
The program has helped fund park projects that may not have occurred without support of Yosemite Conservancy donors. The National Park Service in Yosemite provides the Conservancy with a priority list of projects where funding is needed. For example, funding from the specialty license plate program has been used on the following projects:
- Improving the approach to Yosemite Falls, including a new trail system, habitat restoration, new picnic areas, interpretative displays and more.
- The Junior Ranger program for children, which encourages a love of the outdoors, national parks and healthy lifestyle through ranger-led activities.
- Improving overlooks with major renovations of viewing areas, adjacent trails, parking and educational information. These locations include: the iconic Tunnel View of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome Overlook and Olmsted Point.
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This means that while you get to enjoy your unique license plates we get to put part of your fee to work on projects like trail restoration and wildlife research.
For more information about the Yosemite Conservancy specialty license plate program, click here.
To purchase your Yosemite license plates online through the California Department of Motor Vehicles online, please click here.
Please note that the DMV license plate online application process works best using Microsoft Internet Explorer and the online application process does not function in some other browsers (Google Chrome & Firefox).