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 young bear near Alder Creek in southern Yosemite. Photo: Carolyn Botell

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

A view of Half Dome from the Panorama Trail. Photo: Danielle Hively
Looking for ideas for your next Yosemite adventure? Take a look at some of the "Trail Tales" shared by our social media fans, who submitted photos and stories from their journeys in the Valley, around Glacier Point and deep in the Yosemite Wilderness.
A paddleboarder enjoys a day on Tenaya Lake, a popular summer destination in Yosemite's high country. Photo: Courtesy of Cassie May

People treasure Tenaya Lake, the "jewel" of Yosemite's high country, as a place to enjoy quiet reflection, family fun and stunning scenery. Read on to take a quick tour of donor-supported restoration projects focused on ensuring the long-term vitality of this natural gem.

Hundreds of mature giant sequoias grow in Yosemite's Mariposa Grove, which was restored through a project jointly funded by Yosemite Conservancy donors and the National Park Service. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet

Yosemite's famous Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias reopened on June 15, 2018, after a major, multiyear restoration project funded by our donors and the National Park Service. Take a look inside the transformed grove, and see how your gifts can make a tangible difference in Yosemite.