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.

Yosemite Conservancy Field Notes

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.

Yosemite Conservancy naturalists gathered at Glacier Point for an orientation day in spring 2018. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Kylie Chappell

Our naturalists draw on their Sierra Nevada expertise to help people connect with the park year-round. We asked a few of them to share some thoughts on working (and playing) in Yosemite. Get to know the team — and get inspired to join them on your next adventure!

A Yosemite songbird researcher walks through a meadow near Foresta on an early May morning. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Ryan Kelly

A monthly recap of what we saw, heard and did in Yosemite. Here's what happened in May...