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.

Parks in Focus participants pull invasive plants from a meadow in Yosemite Valley, with help from their trip leader and a Yosemite Leadership Program intern. Photo: © Yosemite Conservancy/Ryan Kelly

From fourth-graders and middle-schoolers to college students and young alums, youth programs in Yosemite are helping new generations put down roots in the natural world.

Yosemite Conservancy Wilderness staff take a look at the relief map in the Yosemite Wilderness Center. Photo: © Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet

When "Wilderness" is in your job title, you're probably not working a typical 9-to-5. Meet Mark, a former California Conservation Corps member who spends his days helping hikers bound for the backcountry.

Preventive Search and Rescue (PSAR) intern Adam Gross shares safety tips and statistics with a visitor in Yosemite National Park. Photo: Courtesy of NPS.
What do salty snacks, maps and volunteers in yellow shirts have in common? They can all help you stay healthy and safe in Yosemite! In this guest post, the park's Preventive Search and Rescue supervisor shares some key tips for avoiding risky situations on your next visit.
A summer day in Tuolumne Meadows, with a view of the Tuolumne River and high Sierra peaks. Photo: © Carolyn Botell

In July, we enjoyed the views and cooler air in Tuolumne Meadows, got a glimpse of Yosemite's year-round classroom in action, celebrated two new buzzworthy books, and more.