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 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.

Visitors enjoy an evening walk on a boardwalk in Yosemite Valley, as the dusk falls on Sentinel Rock. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet

Boardwalks don't just keep our boots dry — they also help protect sensitive habitat. Take a tour of some of the boardwalks our donors have helped fund in Yosemite over the years.

A Yosemite trail crew at work in the high country. Photo: Steve Lynds

See what it's like to spend a day in the boots of Yosemite's talented trail crews.