Trails Rehabilitation by California Conservation Corp (CCC) Crews

As part of the oldest and largest state conservation-corps program in the country, young adults (ages 18–25) have restored trails and developed life skills in Yosemite since 1976. In addition to comprehensive training in dry-stone masonry techniques, youth learn about ecology, resource management, sustainability, wilderness survival training and career development. Participants spend their summers immersed in the outdoors, while learning valuable life skills and preparing for careers in the National Park Service or related fields.

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Project Notes

This is a unique opportunity for the young men and women of this country to step up and learn firsthand the importance of the national park system. Giving them your support enables a new generation to experience, grow and shape the future of Yosemite.

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Map of Your Impact

From the reintroduction of bighorn sheep to restoration of Yosemite’s legendary trails, your support has made an impact in every corner of the park.