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.

Josh Helling

Planning your next Yosemite trip? Stop by one (or all!) of these seven spots to see how grants funded by our donors have helped restore and protect the park's resources.

A monthly recap of what we saw, heard and did in the park. In January, we announced our 2017 grants, watched storms build the snowpack and fuel the falls, help ski three bear cubs to their new winter den, and more.

In January, we announced our 2017 grants, watched storms build the snowpack and fuel the falls, help ski three bear cubs to their new winter den, and more. 

A group of alumni from WildLink, a youth program supported by Yosemite Conservancy donors, hikes across a meadow in Yosemite Valley during the two-week WildLink Career Connection experience. Photo: Courtesy of NPS

In our digital daily lives, it's hard to imagine a "link" functioning without Wi-Fi. Yet on Yosemite's trails and peaks, far from the nearest cell signal, high school students are connecting without an internet connection — to the natural world, to each other, and to their own capabilities.

Yosemite Conservancy donors are funding 34 new grants to the park in 2017, including support for wildlife management, habitat restoration, the Ask a Climber program, new tents for Search and Rescue volunteers, and much more.

Last week, we shared a year in review ... now it's time to look ahead. Here's our year in preview! Take a tour through some of the 34 new grants our donors are supporting in 2017.