How You Made a Difference


Y osemite is your park. That’s why we are committed to ensuring your generous gifts go to work preserving and protecting Yosemite today and for the future. Everywhere you look, you can see the results of your commitment. You made it possible to restore vital wetland habitat, protect wildlife and expand life-changing youth programs.

In 2012, your gifts funded 58 project grants and visitor-service programs. Bears and visitors stayed safe, thanks to an electronic bear-monitoring program. A comprehensive invasive-plants survey helped protect Yosemite’s beautiful wildflowers, and legendary Valley trails were improved for safer and easier access.

In 2012, our expert naturalists, photographers and artists led 40 year-round Outdoor Adventure programs. Our theater lineup included new and innovative live shows, while more than 2,000 visitors participated in outdoor art workshops. Whether it’s improving the visitor experience or protecting natural resources, you made a difference in Yosemite.

Youth In Yosemite

In 2012, the Conservancy funded nine Youth in Yosemite Programs that connected young people to nature, while changing their lives. These programs span the range of youth development and open up new educational, career and life choices for many.

2012 Highlights

100 miles of trail were cleared by California Conservation Corps youth crews
400 inappropriate wilderness campsites were restored by Student Conservation Association youth crews
25,000 children earned their junior ranger badge in 2012

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