Restoring Trails

With your support, the Conservancy is funding vital restoration projects along Yosemite's iconic hiking trails.

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Give back to the park you love. Help preserve and protect Yosemite for future generations.

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Join an Outdoor Adventure with our expert guides. Enjoy overnight treks, casual day hikes and family-friends adventures.

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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.

A view of Yosemite's Lembert Dome, in Tuolumne Meadows, in August 2017. Photo: Gretchen Roecker
New on Field Notes: Lembert the Lepidopterist

You might have heard of (or climbed) Lembert Dome, in Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows ... but did you know that it's named for an early entomology enthusiast? 

Capture the Beauty of Yosemite Through Art
Capture the Beauty of Yosemite Through Art

If you’ve always wanted to paint Half Dome, capture wildflowers on paper, or learn a new, creative way of looking at the wonders around you, Yosemite’s art workshops are waiting for you. Artists of all ages and levels discover and develop their skills as they create permanent mementos of fun-filled days in the park.

Ellery Lake by Ravi Mankotia
Photo of the Month: Ellery Lake by Ravi Mankotia

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!

Learn about the upcoming grant projects in 2018.
2018 Grants in Yosemite

2018 is positioned to be one of our most exciting yet. Learn about the upcoming grant projects we’ve planned during our 95th anniversary of partnership with Yosemite National Park.

The Restoration of Mariposa Grove
The Restoration of Mariposa Grove

Thanks to your support, this historic Mariposa Grove restoration project is preserving a healthy, vibrant home for Yosemite's giant sequoias, and the diverse plant and animal species that thrive in the Grove's habitat.

Studying Glacial Melt in Yosemite
Studying Glacial Melt in Yosemite

Lyell and Maclure glaciers, which lay at the head of the Tuolumne River and help supply its flow, are projected to disappear in 10-20 years. See how support from Conservancy donors funds vital research to help understand this rapidly vanishing natural resource.

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Mapping Yosemite in 3-D
Mapping Yosemite in 3-D

In 2018, scientists are using data from airborne laser scanning to create 3-D maps of Yosemite's landscape, allowing new research on Yosemite terrain, forest health, drought impacts, wildlife, fire-management, and much more. Learn how LiDAR mapping is taking park research to new levels.

Erasing Traces

With support from our donors, Yosemite restoration staff, volunteers and high-school-age Student Conservation Association crews head into the backcountry to reverse and prevent detrimental environmental impacts.

Yosemite Webcams

Are you watching the webcams? Catch Yosemite's waterfalls, mountain ranges, and the occasional wild animal. 

Unique Ways to Give to Yosemite

There are so many creative ways you can support Yosemite: Donate your vehicle, give through donor-advised funds, stock, employer matching and more. We'll help you find the method of giving that best suits you!

Why I Give

Although we live in Ohio, we visit Yosemite several times a year, as it continues to refresh our lives. We support the Conservancy, for we value its mission to preserve and enhance Yosemite today and for future generations.

- Ron and Ann Berg
John Muir Heritage Society & Legacy Society Members