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.

Conservancy donor funding is making it possible for citizen scientists to help protect Yosemite’s distinctive bat species, such as the pallid bat.
"Listen" in on Yosemite's Bats

Thanks to our donors, park visitors of all ages can support science this summer. Join a ranger-led walk at dusk and you, too, can become a “citizen scientist,” using cutting-edge echolocation equipment to identify Yosemite’s bats.

Yosemite Conservancy staff member Jaime Henion recommends The Ahwahnee Hotel.
Staff Pick - The Ahwahnee, an Iconic Venue

"Every season at The Ahwahnee displays a new element of beauty to behold." Yosemite Conservancy staff member Jaime Henion shares her recommendation for enjoying this iconic venue.

Artist Patricia Osborne teaches students to break conventional rules of watercolor in this Yosemite Conservancy art workshop.
Watercolor: Fun and Loose

Spend a day painting with watercolor and see Yosemite with an artist’s eye in this workshop with artist Patricia Osborne

Hikers conquer Half Dome on a challenging Outdoor Adventure with Yosemite Conservancy.
Conquer Half Dome with our experts!

Yosemite Conservancy has added new Half Dome trips to our line-up of Outdoor Adventures. Looking to summit Half Dome for the first time or ready to try again? Join our experts for an unforgettable experience and leave the planning to us.

The multiyear restoration of Mariposa Grove will protect the giant sequoias, restore vital wetland habitat and improve accessibility for all visitors.
New on Field Notes: Restoring Resilience in Mariposa Grove

This July marks the start of much of the major work in the ongoing restoration of Mariposa Grove.  In our latest blog post, we take a look at how the multiyear project will transform the Grove, protect the awe-inspiring sequoias and improve visitor access to an iconic Yosemite location.

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 nurture the artist within you — with a little help from acclaimed artists and artisans — in Yosemite Conservancy art workshops.
Art Center's Summer Palette

Our expert-led workshops on watercolor, silk-painting, block-printing and more help artists of all levels create their own Yosemite mementos.

Yosemite National Park Ranger Erik Westerlund takes audiences on a journey through the wonders of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada in this interactive family show based on Charley Harper’s “The Sierra Range.”
Sierra Nevada on Stage

Discover Yosemite through art, stories and games in a brand-new show: “Creative Fusion: Exploring the Nature of the Sierra Nevada."

Why I Give
Steve and Karen Hanson

Nature is important in our lives... it's our religion. Yosemite is a cathedral in which we chose to seek our inspiration and teach our children... Once we saw what Yosemite Conservancy could do - we wanted to help.

Steve and Karen Hanson
Yosemite Conservancy donors