Adding more horses and mules to Yosemite’s hard-working team, continuing a historic and cultural legacy.

Cultural & Historic

Yosemite’s rich cultural legacy is woven into the fabric of the park. From American Indians who lived in the Valley for millennia, to conservation advocates such as Galen Clark and John Muir, to renowned naturalists and pioneering climbers, the people, ideas and traditions that have shaped Yosemite are as intrinsic to the park as granite cliffs and towering trees. Preserving and sharing that past helps visitors forge a connection with Yosemite that will last well into the future.

Building a traditional roundhouse within the Wahhoga Village will restore authentic American Indian cultural continuity within Yosemite. Photo: Claire MeylerS.

Creating a traditional space and restoring cultural continuity for tribal communities

Replacing corral feeders will help ensure Yosemite’s horses and mules can continue to provide essential services and duties. Photo: Jennifer Miller.

Provide safe facilities for Yosemite's working animals and their trainers

Crews will clear select vegetation to restore Valley View and other stunning Yosemite vistas. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy.

Help restore the breathtaking and historic vistas of Yosemite's iconic scenery

Participants in Yosemite's tribal youth internship in archeology assist in the preservation of culturally significant sites, while developing valuable skills and experience. Photo: NPS.

Providing fieldwork and resource management experience to interns, protecting important cultural sites

Through relationships with "sister parks" around the world, Yosemite staff share technical expertise in stewardship, cultural preservation and visitor services. Photo: NPS.

Help Yosemite share its technical expertise with the global park community and develop strategies for addressing shared challenges