Please note that while Yosemite remains open during the federal government shutdown, services and facilities are very limited, and certain areas of the park are closed. For more information, please refer to the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior: visit www.nps.gov/yose and www.doi.gov/shutdown.

As the impact of the government shutdown continues to be felt, Yosemite Conservancy remains committed to supporting Yosemite National Park.

Click here for more information on the availability of Yosemite Conservancy programs and services during the shutdown.

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

Autumn scenery at Valley View, in Yosemite National Park. Photo: Chris Rivers

Just a few of the reasons we're grateful for Yosemite – and for everyone who plays a part in protecting 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 monthly recap of what we saw, heard and did in Yosemite. Here's what happened in October...

A big brown bat in flight. Photo: Angell Williams (licensed under CC BY 2.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode)

Curious about chiropteran creatures? Read on to meet a few of Yosemite's 17 bat species.