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.

Keep it Wild with Student Conservation Association

Keep it Wild with Student Conservation Association

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

Each year, a crew of college interns works alongside National Park Service teams during a 35-day program in the wilderness to remove invasive plants, restore abandoned or “social” trails, and remove inappropriate campsites. SCA crews generally survey more than 15 square miles (9,600 acres), walking more than 40 miles in about 30 days. Thanks to their work, natural processes have been restored and ecosystems preserved.

More Youth Stewardship Projects

Youth in Yosemite

Conservancy-funded Youth in Yosemite Programs connect young people to nature while changing lives. These programs span the range of youth development and open up new educational, career and life choices for many.