Your Gifts Have Made a Difference

Your Gifts Have Made a Difference

Your donations to Yosemite Conservancy fund projects in every corner of the park, from trail restoration and wildlife protection, to scientific research and youth programs.

Your support has funded successful efforts to reintroduce Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, restore the trail to Lower Yosemite Fall and teach underserved youth about the ideas of conservation and stewardship of public lands — among hundreds of other projects.

Click on a point on the map below to see where your generous gifts have been hard at work in Yosemite National Park.

Map Key

Use the map key below to see what type of projects your support has funded.

Trails Restored

Wildlife Protected

Habitat Restored

Historic Preservation

Youth Stewardship

Visitor Enrichment

Rebuilding the bridge to Yosemite Falls.

Miles of trails repaired, both visitors and habitat benefit.

New signage and better roads replace existing conditions to welcome visitors to the Mist Trailhead and Yosemite Valley’s most popular trails.

Restoration work has been completed on many favorite trails.

A sustainable trail keeps hikers dry and wetlands wet.

Youth groups, climbing organizations and park partners created climber trails and restored habitat.

New signage and improved trails welcome visitors at the entrance to the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

Welcoming visitors to the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

Trail crews improved signage and visitor information at ten trailheads along Tioga Road, welcoming hikers and backpackers into Yosemite’s wilderness.

Improved trailheads to Yosemite’s wilderness

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

Improvements on some of Yosemite’s most popular trails.

A flourishing ecosystem was restored.

Key habitat for sensitive species restored.

Restoring wilderness character in forest habitat.

Wet meadow restored at popular hiking destination.

Protecting Yosemite’s beautiful native wildflowers.

Restoring plant and wildlife habitat.

Tiny lichen communities offer big insights on air quality.

Tenaya Lake's trails and wetlands restored by Yosemite crews.

Tenaya Lake's East Beach shoreline and wetlands restored.

Reversing decades of overuse in this popular spot.

The restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias balances visitor needs with ecological protection

Preserving an ancient species for future generations

Enhancing the visitor experience and protecting resources at Yosemite’s spectacular viewing areas.

Yosemite’s Search and Rescue programs reduce visitor accident and injury.

Reducing visitor accident and injury

Falls restoration sets new world-class standard.

Visitors watch climbers on El Capitan while climbing rangers answer their questions.

Climbing rangers answer your questions

A place for campers to gather and learn.

An enhanced visitor experience in Yosemite Valley.

Peregrine falcons are back in Yosemite and nesting on El Capitan.

Saving threatened great gray owls in Yosemite.

One of California’s rarest and largest birds protected.

Lockers and canisters keep bears healthy and people safe.

Yosemite Conservancy is reintroducing iconic Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep into the high country.

Protecting bighorn sheep for more than 20 years.

Real-time monitoring and mapping of bear movements reveals new information on Yosemite’s bears. credit Bob Roney

Tracking bears leads to better understanding and visitor safety

Data collected through bird banding in Yosemite is helping protect rare bird species.

Biologists study and protect Yosemite’s rare bird species

Rangers tracking Pacific fishers some of Yosemite’s rarest mammals

Camera study sheds light on Pacific fishers in Yosemite.

Motion-capture cameras help rangers track Yosemite’s rare Sierra Nevada red foxes

Scientists monitor the rare Sierra Nevada red fox

Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs are better protected, thanks to habitat conservation and new environmental DNA technology.

Protecting fragile amphibians from the edge of extinction

Discovering a new species within Yosemite’s rockfall caves.

Underserved teens experience wilderness.

Underserved youth learn about nature through photography in Yosemite.

Underserved youth learn about nature through photography

Preparing program graduates for careers in Yosemite.

Adventure Risk Challenge transforms the lives of underserved youth through team-building in Yosemite.

Students’ lives have been transformed through this unique program.

Children and youth explore nature in Yosemite’s popular Junior Ranger Program.

More children benefit from an expanded program.

Youth participate in park projects during an immersive residential program.

California Conservation Corps crew members restore trails in Yosemite’s high country.

Young adults spend summers in the park gaining valuable skills.

An SCA crew works together to clear debris from trails and restore wilderness character to the backcountry.

College interns restore wilderness with the National Park Service.

Yosemite rangers inspire young leaders through summer internships.

College students work with park staff during a two-year internship.

Restoring eight historic Yosemite paintings.

Preserving a window into Yosemite’s past.

Protecting this rustic backcountry treasure.

Preserving Yosemite’s historic cabins.

Burrell “Buckshot” Maier sits atop the new stagecoach at Yosemite’s History Center.

An authentic replica of the original stage coach