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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.

Real-time monitoring and mapping of bear movements reveals new information on Yosemite’s bears.
Keeping Yosemite’s Bears Wild

Yosemite’s iconic black bears can travel great distances looking for food. New GPS collars, funded by Conservancy donors, give Yosemite wildlife managers fresh insights on the bears’ world. The collars provide locations of bears while they walk, feed and rest across the park's wild habitat.

Artist Janet Takahashi helps students develop their watercolor and calligraphy skills to translate Yosemite into personal artwork in this Yosemite Conservancy art workshop.
Watercolor Sketchbook Journaling

Artist Janet Takahashi helps students develop their watercolor and calligraphy skills to translate Yosemite into personal artwork in this Yosemite Conservancy art workshop.

Clearing storm at Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park. Photo: John Milam
New on Field Notes: Your Sierra Summer

Not quite ready for autumn? Savor memories of summer in Yosemite by scrolling through a selection of photos shared by our Instragram followers!

Photo of the Month: "Half Morning on the Merced" by Stephen Moehle
Photo of the Month: "Half Morning on the Merced" by Stephen Moehle

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!

Featured Pages

Saving threatened owls in Yosemite, such as this juvenile spotted owl.
Protecting Spotted Owls

Yosemite’s spotted owls may soon be on the endangered list. Read our blog to learn how scientists in the park are protecting this species.

Discover woodpeckers on a guided day hike with Yosemite Conservancy.
Yosemite Birding: The Day of the Woodpecker

Did you know that there are 11 species of woodpeckers in Yosemite? Get to know these fascinating birds with an expert naturalist. 

Why I Give
John Houghton Yosemite Conservancy Donor

As a young boy, I made occasional visits to the park. Now, having the wisdom that comes with age, I have grown to cherish Yosemite. I am happy to do what I can through the Conservancy to protect this special place.

John Houghton
Yosemite Conservancy Donor
John Muir Heritage Society Donor
Joseph Le Conte Legacy Society Member