The Yosemite Conservancy blog. An insider's look at what's happening in the park — and how our donors are making a difference.

Field Notes

The Yosemite Conservancy blog.
An insider's look at what's happening in the park — and how our donors are making a difference.

Yosemite Conservancy Field Notes

A Yosemite Climber Steward conducts a climbing patrol on Lamb Dome. Photo: NPS/Eric Bissell

Whether you're an avid climber, or just curious about how — and why — people scale granite walls, the grant-supported "Ask a Climber" program serves up a bevy of answers to climbing-related questions. Read a few FAQs, and check out the program in Yosemite Valley (mid-May to mid-October) to ask your own questions!

Sunset on Mount Clark, captured during a September 2018 Outdoor Adventure trip to Clouds Rest and Half Dome. Photo: Fred Turner

A monthly recap of what we saw, heard and did in Yosemite. Here's what happened in September...

NASA scientist Tom Painter makes his way across the steep slopes of Mount Lyell in 2016, crossing patches of snow (white areas) and old glacier ice (gray areas). Photo: Geoff McQuilken

Donor-supported research continues a long tradition of studying glaciers in Yosemite — and helps the park prepare for the future as the ice retreats. 

Two young visitors take the Junior Ranger pledge on an October day in Yosemite Valley. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet

The youth programs our donors support in Yosemite don't stop when school starts! Within and beyond the park, these programs help the next generation connect with nature in every season.