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Helping people learn about and experience Yosemite safely and sustainably.

Every year, Yosemite’s world-famous landscape and recreational opportunities draw millions of people from around the globe. Your support can fund education, safety and stewardship programs, and other efforts focused on ensuring all visitors have access to safe, enjoyable and environmentally sustainable experiences.

Current Projects

Adventure Risk Challenge
Help teens from underserved California communities connect with nature and build academic skills through the two-year ARC Community Leadership Program, which includes a summer course in Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada.
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Ánimo Ralph Bunche High School Eco Club
Launch a partnership with the Eco Club at Los Angeles’ Ánimo Ralph Bunche High School by supporting a weeklong Yosemite field trip centered on outdoor learning and environmental conservation.
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Ask a Climber
Share the story of the vertical wilderness with visitors through ranger-led programs about climbing history and techniques, geology and environmental stewardship.
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Climbing Stewardship Program
Promote stewardship and safety on and around Yosemite’s big walls and boulders through restoration, education and outreach activities led by rangers and volunteers.
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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Lay the groundwork for expanding the park's network of electric vehicle charging equipment in Yosemite Valley and Wawona, for use by visitors, regional transit and park shuttles.
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Entrance Station Network Upgrades
Connect the Arch Rock and South entrance stations to Yosemite’s Communications Data Network, which will speed up gate fee transactions, reduce wait times, and create a more positive, efficient entry process.
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Junior Rangers
Inspire future stewards through year-round Junior Ranger programming, and introduce new adaptive activities and materials to better serve kids with a range of learning needs.
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Parks in Focus
Partner with youth-serving organizations to help Bay Area middle school students connect with nature and public lands through digital photography, hikes and camping trips.
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Parsons Memorial Lodge Summer Series
Spark learning and conversation about environmental stewardship and human connections to nature and one another through free public presentations by writers, researchers, artists and adventurers.
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Whether you’re coming to Yosemite for the first time or are back for your fiftieth annual trip, you can benefit from the visitor services and educational programs our donors support in the park. Preventive Search and Rescue volunteers and signs share safety messages at busy trailheads. Seasonal climber stewards teach people about climbing history, geology and gear — and about taking care of the vertical environment. The Yosemite Bike Share lets visitors pedal around the Valley instead of getting in their cars.

Keep an eye out for Conservancy-supported activities and resources on your next Yosemite visit! And in the meantime, check out some of the many ways our donors have helped enhance visitor experiences over the years.

Areas of Focus

Thanks to supporters, we’ve provided over $140 million to Yosemite for more than 700 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.