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To ensure the well-being of our employees and the public, we are canceling or postponing many programs, events and operations. For details on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, click here. Yosemite National Park is closed to all park visitors until further notice. See the Yosemite National Park site and the NPS Public Health Update for more information.

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Preserving natural habitats and healthy ecosystems for flora, fauna and future generations.

Yosemite’s nearly 750,000 acres harbor diverse terrain, from low-elevation meadows and woodlands, to alpine lakes and talus slopes. Your support can fund projects to restore habitats, so natural processes and native species can thrive in healthy ecosystems.

Current Projects

Keep It Wild: Restore Yosemite’s Wilderness – 2020
Restore backcountry ecosystems by removing inappropriately located campsites, informal trails and non-native plants, with help from youth and adult volunteers.
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Protect Monarch Habitat – 2020
Expand critical breeding territory for monarch butterflies and other at-risk pollinators by removing invasive vegetation and sowing native plants in Yosemite Valley.
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Reroute and Restore: Tuolumne’s Ranger Meadow – 2020
Rehabilitate a meadow near the Tuolumne Ranger Station by relocating a well-traveled section of the John Muir Trail/Pacific Crest Trail, repairing ruts and planting native vegetation.
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Restore Yosemite Valley Wetlands – 2020
Continue the revitalization of habitat near Lower River Amphitheater by planting native vegetation and installing a boardwalk to protect the wetland ecosystem.
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You’ll see signs of healthy habitat restored through donor-funded projects almost anywhere you go in Yosemite. Milkweed blooming in Yosemite Valley meadows. Rare plants flourishing in the soaked “spray zone” beside Vernal Fall. Giant sequoia seedlings stretching out of healthy soil, 300 feet below the crowns of their mature relatives. Wetland rebounding in Lyell Canyon, as vegetation takes root in the former footprint of a relocated trail.

Our habitat restoration projects have rehabilitated and protected ecosystems in popular parts of the park, such as Mariposa Grove and Tuolumne Meadows, and in the far reaches of the Yosemite Wilderness, where “Keep It Wild” crews carefully repair areas impacted by backcountry camping. Want to learn more? Take a look at our iconic and past projects.

Areas of Focus

Thanks to supporters, we’ve provided $125 million to Yosemite for more than 640 completed projects. Donor gifts help improve trails, restore habitat, protect wildlife, inspire the next generation of nature-lovers and more. Explore our funding areas to see current and past projects.