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

Volunteers from Capital Group, a longtime Yosemite Conservancy funder, work on a restoration project in Tuolumne Meadows. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy

We're showing some love to our amazing volunteers this Valentine's Day! This month on the blog, we're highlighting stories about, and from, people who donate their time to help Yosemite. Read on and get inspired to give back.

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 volunteer from Capital Group helps remove social trails and invasive plants during a Conservancy Work Weekend in September. Photo credit: Steven Matros.

Want to lend a hand as a volunteer in Yosemite? No matter how much time you have to give — a day, a week, a season — every moment makes a difference for the park. 

A wooden sign points toward Glacier Point, where Yosemite visitors will find incredible views of Half Dome, Yosemite Valley and the high country. Photo: Pixabay

What makes Yosemite so special? What's at the heart of this treasured place? To find the answer, you don't have to trek to a specific latitude and longitude. You'll find it everywhere you look: in granite peaks and glimmering lakes, in birds flying among ancient trees, and in thousands of years of human history.  Join us for a journey through some of the projects our donors have funded that help preserve the heart of the park.