Yosemite is a refuge for pollinators, such as bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, which play an essential role in healthy ecosystems but are experiencing worldwide declines due to habitat loss. Even in the park’s protected landscape, many pollinator-friendly plants are losing ground to invasive grasses, meadow fragmentation and other factors.
This year, building on the success of a 2016 donor-funded project, crews will continue working to reverse that trend. Volunteers, interns and youth groups will work with park staff to remove non-native invasive plants from meadows around Yosemite Valley. They will then restore the meadows with pollinator-friendly native plants, such as milkweed and lupine. This project will provide a significant benefit to diverse pollinators while restoring the priceless beauty of the Valley’s wildflower meadows for all to enjoy.
Your gift will help visitors and volunteers develop meaningful connections with the natural world while working to save Yosemite’s native pollinators.
Want to see this project in action? Check out the Yosemite Nature Notes video: Monarchs and Milkweed.
Partnering with Yosemite National Park, NatureBridge and Student Conservation Association.