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 hiker follows follows the trail near Red Peak Pass, in southern Yosemite. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Josh Helling

Beyond the Valley floor, hundreds of miles of trails branch out into remote canyons, along rivers and over passes. With support from Conservancy donors, park crews complete restoration work to improve hiking experiences and protect habitat along trails throughout the Yosemite Wilderness. 

A black bear grazes in a meadow in Yosemite. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet

Rachel Mazur, Yosemite's branch chief of wildlife, visitor use and social science, is an accomplished ecologist, researcher and author. 

Half Dome and North Dome rise above Yosemite Valley on an early autumn day. Photo: Jennifer Franz

Curious about our Custom Adventures? Read an inspiring tale from the trails, about how a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist guide helped a hiker gain confidence and fall even more in love with the park. 

Sonia Veiga embraces opportunities for adventure and learning in her Sierra Nevada stomping grounds. Photo: Courtesy of Sonia Veiga.

Next up in our "Six Questions" series: Yosemite-based naturalist and educator Sonia Veiga.