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

Yosemite Conservancy naturalists gathered at Glacier Point for an orientation day in spring 2018. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Kylie Chappell

Our naturalists draw on their Sierra Nevada expertise to help people connect with the park year-round. We asked a few of them to share some thoughts on working (and playing) in Yosemite. Get to know the team — and get inspired to join them on your next adventure!

A Yosemite songbird researcher walks through a meadow near Foresta on an early May morning. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Ryan Kelly

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

A hiker on the trail to Mount Dana, along Yosemite's eastern border. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet

Minimize your environmental impact on your next hike with a few simple tips from our resident naturalist, a Leave No Trace Master Educator.

Visitors enjoy an evening walk on a boardwalk in Yosemite Valley, as the dusk falls on Sentinel Rock. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet

Boardwalks don't just keep our boots dry — they also help protect sensitive habitat. Take a tour of some of the boardwalks our donors have helped fund in Yosemite over the years.