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

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...

A hiker on the trail to Mount Dana, along Yosemite's eastern border. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet

Minimize your environmental impact on your next hike with a few simple tips from our resident naturalist, a Leave No Trace Master Educator.