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

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.