From the Chairman & President


hen we reflect back on the past year, we are delighted and humbled by the commitment of our donors, volunteers and park partners to help provide for the future of Yosemite National Park. From habitat restoration, to trail repairs and providing opportunities for deeper connections with the park, the Conservancy's work serves as visible reminders of passionate efforts to preserve and protect Yosemite. In this report, we are thrilled to share our successes– none of which would be possible without the profound dedication of people like you.

2011 was a busy and exciting year for projects and programs in the park, especially our two Signature Projects – Youth in Yosemite and restoring the East Beach at Tenaya Lake. Youth of all ages participated in programs designed to build park stewardship, self-confidence and leadership skills. We have broken ground on the restoration of Tenaya Lake's East Beach, setting the foundation for new ecologically friendly trails and the replanting of native willows along the shoreline and in the surrounding wetlands.

These accomplishments would not be possible without your commitment:

  • $9.3 million in aid provided to Yosemite for projects and programs
  • Over 42,000 supporters
  • 55 miles of trail and 40 acres of meadow restored throughout the park
  • Over 27,000 young people participated in Conservancy-funded youth programs that encourage future park stewards
  • 56 park enhancement projects funded, ranging from trail and habitat restoration to cultural resource protection, and enhanced visitor services

We thank you for your unwavering support in protecting Yosemite today and for future generations.

See you in the park,

John Dorman
Mike Tollefson