Habitat Restoration

Replanting native milkweeds and other native plants supports important pollinators and restores natural habitat in Yosemite Valley.

Habitat Restoration

From talus slopes to wetlands, waterfall spray zones and old-growth forests, Yosemite’s more than 748,000 acres cover a huge variety of habitats. Those protected ecosystems are rich with life but can be vulnerable to human activity. Hikers inadvertently trample fragile plants. Backpackers accidentally transport invasive seeds. Infrastructure disrupts natural water flow. Your support helps reverse those impacts, allows flora and fauna to thrive, and protects wild places for future generations. 

Yosemite scientists initiate comprehensive project to return Ackerson Meadow to natural conditions and boost its potential as habitat for diverse species.

Ensure the preservation of wildlife and habitat in Ackerson Meadow

A Student Conservation Association youth crew works together to clear debris from trails and restore wilderness character to Yosemite’s backcountry.

SCA youth crews restore Yosemite’s wilderness

This grant funds the restoration of wetland habitat in Royal Arches Meadow, where long-abandoned infrastructural elements have fragmented the ecosystem.

Restoration of wetland habitat in eastern Yosemite Valley

Yosemite work crews improve the John Muir Trail and meadow habitat in Lyell Canyon.

Improving Yosemite’s most popular trails and protecting delicate habitat