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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Albert Bierstadt's "Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point Trail" (circa 1873). Public domain image, courtesy of the Yale University Art Gallery.

Yosemite has kindled the creative endeavors of countless artists — and you could be next! Even if you've never picked up a paintbrush or sketchbook, you'll find plenty of artistic inspiration (and instruction) in the park.

Yosemite ranger Justin Fey leads the park's mounted patrol team. Photo: NPS

Read our Q-and-A with park ranger Justin Fey, who manages Yosemite's celebrated mounted patrol program.

A view of Yosemite peaks from the Four Mile Trail, including Mount Florence, the prominent mountain in the middle. Photo: John Little

Florence Hutchings was born in Yosemite Valley just a few weeks after President Abraham Lincoln signed the 1864 Yosemite Grant Act. Read on for a few fascinating facts about the adventurous "Flo," whose story comes to life at the Yosemite Theater.

The view from the Glacier Point Trailside Museum, or Geology Hut, which the Yosemite Museum Association helped build in the mid-1920s. Photo courtesy of the Udall Foundation, taken by Cyanne F., a middle-school participant in the Yosemite Conservancy-supported Parks in Focus program.

Looking back at 95 years of partnership with Yosemite, made possible by the generosity of generations of people who care about the park.