Please note that while Yosemite remains open during the federal government shutdown, services and facilities are very limited, and certain areas of the park are closed. For more information, please refer to the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior: visit www.nps.gov/yose and www.doi.gov/shutdown.

As the impact of the government shutdown continues to be felt, Yosemite Conservancy remains committed to supporting Yosemite National Park.

Click here for more information on the availability of Yosemite Conservancy programs and services during the shutdown.

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 collage showing images from 2018 grant-funded projects in Yosemite National Park.

2018, by (some of) the numbers. Thank you to all of our supporters for making a difference in Yosemite last year!

A peregrine falcon soars near Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Photo: James McGrew

Wildlife and wetlands, history and high peaks, trail work and telescopes ... our 2019 grants cover vast topical terrain! Join us for a virtual hike through Yosemite to explore some of the 40 projects you can help support in the park this year.

Grab your calendar and start planning your Yosemite year. We're sharing ideas for connecting with the park in 2019 — including ways to stay in touch from afar!

Grab your calendar and start planning your Yosemite year. We're sharing ideas for connecting with the park in 2019 — including ways to stay in touch from afar!

A white-headed woodpecker on a tree in Yosemite Valley. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet

How much do you know about woodpeckers? Learn a little more about the dozen members of the Picidae family found in Yosemite.