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

WildLink Alumni Explore Careers in Yosemite

Thanks to funding from Yosemite Conservancy, graduates from other WildLink programs now have the opportunity to further their educational and professional development by participating in WildLink Bridge. Youth participants shadow park rangers and explore career opportunities within the National Park Service during a two-week career-oriented learning experience. As a result of these opportunities, youth have that vital next step, taking them from education to careers in Yosemite.

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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.