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.

A full moon rises over Half Dome the night before a lunar eclipse at the end of January 2018. Image captured by Yosemite Conservancy's High Sierra webcam (yosemiteconservancy.org/webcams).

January brought three dozen new grants to Yosemite, preparations for our spring and summer volunteer programs (we still have slots available — read the post for details!), a super lunar show over the Sierra, and more.

A zoomed-in view of climbers on El Capitan, thanks to the "Ask a Climber" telescopes. Photo: RV Project/Spenser Tang-Smith

Over the past 12 months, we've told you about animal surveys, art in the park, and alpine adventures (for work and fun). Thanks to our donors' support, trails were restored and habitat revitalized, vulnerable species are rebounding, and thousands more young people got to connect with Yosemite. Here's our look back at just a few of the stories and stats that made 2017 memorable!

Autumn colors along the Merced River in Yosemite Valley. Photo: Carolyn Botell

November brought big book-related news, middle-school smiles, hints of winter and heaps of gratitude!

Autumn foliage brightens the view of Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park. Photo: Carolyn Botell

October brought abundant autumn scenery, a few notable birthdays, fresh updates on donor-supported programs, winter tips from our resident naturalist, and more.