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 www.nps.gov/yose and www.doi.gov/shutdown.

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.

Wildlife Management

Biologists study nesting and breeding habits to help save threatened spotted owls in Yosemite.

Wildlife Management

Yosemite’s meadows, forests, mountains and waterways support an enormous variety of wildlife. In a single day, you might spot monarch butterflies sipping nectar, catch a glimpse of a black bear foraging for berries, and hear the whoosh of an owl swooping overhead. For those and many other creatures, Yosemite is a protected haven. Your gifts ensure the park’s diverse wild animals can continue to thrive in their natural homes. 

Establish a self-sustaining herd of endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep in the heart of the Yosemite Wilderness. Photo: Steve Yeager.

Establish a self-sustaining herd of endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep in the heart of the Yosemite Wilderness.

Use nest surveys and targeted climbing closures to help a remarkable raptor continue its successful recovery from the edge of extinction. Photo: Peggy Sells

Use nest surveys and targeted climbing closures to help a remarkable raptor continue its successful recovery from the edge of extinction.

Gather vital data to shape conservation strategies for the Sierra Nevada red fox, one of North America’s rarest mammals. Photo: NPS

Gather vital data to shape conservation strategies for the Sierra Nevada red fox, one of North America’s rarest mammals.

Biologists apply cutting-edge techniques to study and save three at-risk amphibian species: Yosemite toads, Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs and California red-legged frogs. Photo: Roland Knapp

Apply cutting-edge techniques to study and save three at-risk amphibian species: Yosemite toads, Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs and California red-legged frogs.