Inspiring Youth 

With your support, we’re helping educate and inspire Yosemite’s future generations to protect their park.

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Give back to the park you love. Help preserve and protect Yosemite for future generations.

Climbing Stewards 

Protecting and conserving Yosemite's vertical landscape.

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You Can Help Yosemite

As a donor to Yosemite Conservancy, you help preserve the park for future generations.

Your gift today makes a lasting difference for Yosemite’s trails, habitat, wildlife and much more. And by participating in our outdoor programs, art workshops, theater performances and volunteer opportunities, you are giving back to the park you love.

Restoring Yosemite Habitat
Restoring Yosemite Habitat

From Valley meadows to waterfall spray zones, wetlands to old-growth forests, Yosemite’s more than 748,000 acres cover a huge variety of habitats. Those protected ecosystems are rich with life but can be vulnerable to human activity. Learn how your support helps reverse those impacts and allows flora and fauna to thrive!

A researcher holds a California scrub-jay at one of Yosemite's bird-banding stations. Photo: Chris Singfield, May 2019
New on Field Notes: Studying Songbirds

Yosemite songbird-science volunteer Chris Singfield is sharing insights from the meadows during the 2019 field season. Read her first two posts from this spring!

Photo of the Month: Yosemite Trip by Barry O'Neil
Photo of the Month: Yosemite Trip by Barry O'Neil

Did you know that Yosemite Conservancy has a "photo of the month" feature on our enewsletter? Want to be considered for our next enewsletter? Join our Flickr group!

A new boardwalk in Mariposa Grove, installed as part of a landmark restoration project to protect the giant sequoias and improve the visitor experience. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Josh Helling
The Restoration of Mariposa Grove

Thanks to your support, this historic project has restored habitat for Yosemite's giant sequoias, and for all the diverse plant and animal species that thrive in Mariposa Grove.

Be Creative at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
Be Creative at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center

Nurture your artist within! Paint or draw with the guidance of master artists as you create a one-of-a-kind memento to remember your trip to Yosemite. From expert-led workshops to open studio and private classes, there's something for everyone at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center.

Featured Pages

Studying Mountain Lions with Yosemite Conservancy
Studying Mountain Lions

In 2019, Conservancy donors are helping scientists study Yosemite’s mountain lions. Using highly trained detection dogs to conduct scat surveys and collect valuable genetic samples without disrupting lions or their habitat, they’re gaining valuable insights on this magnificent species’ numbers and needs in the park.

Conserving Ackerson Meadow
Conserving Ackerson Meadow

After officially becoming part of Yosemite National Park in 2016, Ackerson Meadow’s 400 acres will undergo restoration to its natural state! In 2019, donor support is helping map wetlands, assess hydrology, survey species and identify culturally significant resources as park experts plan for large-scale future restoration.

Yosemite Falls webcam
Yosemite Webcams

Watch our webcams from wherever you are to see Yosemite's iconic features, catch sunrises and sunsets, and even spot the occasional wild animal. 

Yosemite Theater
Tickets to Yosemite Theater Now Sold Online!

Enjoy theater performances and films inspired by Yosemite! After a day filled with exploring, relax and take in a show at the Yosemite Theater. From April through October, the Yosemite Theater presents a variety of experiences, including plays based on some of the park’s most colorful characters, inspiring films, and celebrations of Yosemite’s culture and history.

Why I Give

Although we live in Ohio, we visit Yosemite several times a year, as it continues to refresh our lives. We support the Conservancy, for we value its mission to preserve and enhance Yosemite today and for future generations.

- Ron and Ann Berg
John Muir Heritage Society & Legacy Society Members