Healthy trails help ensure a healthy park. Overused or damaged trails can cause vegetation loss, erosion and poor water quality. For the past 19 years, Conservancy donors have helped fund the California Conservation Corps (CCC) program in Yosemite, enabling diverse young adults (ages 18–25) to spend a season restoring trails, learning about environmental stewardship, and developing work and life skills.
The 2017 Tuolumne River Watershed CCC crew will restore trails around Sierra landmarks, such as McGee and McCabe lakes, Virginia Canyon and Summit Pass. Working alongside Yosemite experts, crew members hone restoration skills, such as building stone steps and laying tread; learn how high-quality trails protect natural resources and provide safe wilderness access; and build a foundation for success in future careers.
Your support will fund important improvements on Yosemite’s beloved trails while helping to shape the next generation of park stewards.
Partnering with Yosemite National Park and California Conservation Corps.