Please note that while Yosemite remains open during the federal government shutdown, services and facilities are very limited, and certain areas of the park are closed. For more information, please refer to the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior: visit and

As the impact of the government shutdown continues to be felt, Yosemite Conservancy remains committed to supporting Yosemite National Park.

Click here for more information on the availability of Yosemite Conservancy programs and services during the shutdown.

WildLink Alumni Explore Careers in Yosemite - 2013

WildLink Alumni Explore Careers in Yosemite - 2013

Youth explore National Park Service careers with WildLink Bridge

Youth who have graduated from other WildLink programs have the opportunity to further their educational and professional development with WildLink Bridge. Six WildLink alumni participate in an intense, hands-on orientation program that inspires them to consider careers in Yosemite. During two weeks, this includes meeting with more than 30 professionals working and living in Yosemite, while participating in restoration field projects or completing a wilderness patrol.

This program provides a much needed bridge from other WildLink programs to career opportunities for these diverse and underserved teens. Creating a sense of home within national parks is critical to creating the next generation of park stewards. From this experience with WildLink Bridge, many alumni will go on to seek careers in related fields.

Thanks to your continued support, youth have that vital next step, taking them from education to careers in Yosemite.

Partnering with WildLink, Yosemite National Park, NatureBridge, and Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts.


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The Bridge program changed me. Now feel like I am part of Yosemite, and it is my duty to take care of these beautiful places for future generations.

Arturo Gomez
WildLink Bridge participant