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 peregrine falcon soars near Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Photo: James McGrew

Wildlife and wetlands, history and high peaks, trail work and telescopes ... our 2019 grants cover vast topical terrain! Join us for a virtual hike through Yosemite to explore some of the 40 projects you can help support in the park this year.

Yosemite's wilderness restoration crews search for campsites located too close to water, like this one near Lake Vernon. Photo: Courtesy of NPS

Every year, restoration crews head into the Yosemite Wilderness to search for and restore impacted areas. Read on to learn what goes into their work — and how you can help shorten their to-do lists!

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.