The Yosemite Conservancy blog. An insider's look at what's happening in the park — and how our donors are making a difference.

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The Yosemite Conservancy blog.
An insider's look at what's happening in the park — and how our donors are making a difference.

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A visitor enjoys an autumn day at Tunnel View in Yosemite. Photo: Keith Walklet

A little lyrical fun to close out the year. Thank you for supporting Yosemite!

Yosemite Conservancy bookstores feature many items from local artists and authors, including children's books, calendars, coloring books and screen-printed hats.

Great gift ideas for the Yosemite-lovers in your life! From books and notecards to a calendar and one-of-a-kind hat, these items are all the work of naturalists, rangers, climbers and others deeply familiar with the park. 

Two of Yosemite's Preventive Search and Rescue (PSAR) volunteers stop to talk with a pair of hikers during a wilderness patrol near Mt. Dana. Photo: Keith Walklet

What's PSAR? We're glad you asked! Find out how this important program is keeping people safe in Yosemite — and how you can help.

Jinny (Virginia) Garretson Corneliussen enjoying a picnic lunch with a friend after a hike to Glacier Point, in 1937. In 2016, Jinny, a longtime Yosemite Conservancy donor, celebrated her 100th birthday with a visit to Yosemite National Park. [Photo] Courtesy of Virginia Corneliussen and Dian Corneliussen-James

Longtime Conservancy donor Jinny (Virginia) Garretson grew up exploring Yosemite. Earlier this month, she celebrated her 100th birthday in the park she loves. Read her story.