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Spring.Summer Issue 2017

Exploring the Vertical Wild


What it Takes to Climb a Legendary Peak
Restoring Yosemite’s Trails
Expert Insights on Climbing Stewardship
Q&A with the Preventive Search and Rescue Supervisor

Autumn Winter 2016 Yosemite Conservancy MagazineAutumn.Winter Issue 2016

Protecting Yosemite’s Wildlife


Tracking Black Bears in the Park
Songbird Science in Yosemite
Expert Insights on Sierra Nevada Red Foxes
Q&A with a Biologist about Yosemite’s Owls

Spring Summer 2016 Yosemite Conservancy MagazineSpring.Summer Issue 2016

Keeping Yosemite “Wild”


Preserving Yosemite’s Wilderness
A Guide to Leave No Trace
Expert Insights on Preserving Ackerson Meadow
Q&A with a Yosemite Botanist

Autumn.Winter Issue 2015

Youth Explore Yosemite’s “Classroom”


Transforming Young Lives, Transforming Yosemite
A Day in the Life with World-Class Trail Crews
Expert Insights on Reintroducing Bighorn Sheep to Yosemite
Presenting Favorite Yosemite Vistas

Extended Article: Q&A with National Park Service Rangers Moses Chun and Alejandra Guzman

Spring.Summer Issue 2015

Celebrating 125 Years with Yosemite National Park


Scientists Research Fire in Yosemite
Expert Insights Review 125 Years of Change
Yosemite Goes Global

Extended Article: Q&A with Yosemite Museum’s Chief Curator, Barbara Beroza

Yosemite Conservancy Magazine Autumn Winter 2014

Autumn.Winter Issue 2014
Restoring the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

Protecting Ancient Giants
A Close-Up Look at Life Among the Sequoias
Expert Insights on Hydrology in Mariposa Grove
Q&A with a Giant Sequoia Insider

Yosemite Conservancy Spring Summer 2014 magazine

Spring.Summer Issue 2014

Commemorating 15o Years of Preservation

An Enduring Legacy of Preservation
Expert Insight from Ken Burns & Dayton Duncan
Restoration at Tenaya Lake’s Sunrise Trail
Q&A with Yosemite’s Iconic Stage Coach Driver

Yosemite Conservancy Autumn Winter 2013 magazine

Autumn.Winter Issue 2013
Ensuring the Future of Yosemite’s Trees

Habitat Restoration Protects Yosemite’s Iconic Trees
Youth Crews Preserve Trails and Wilderness
Expert Insights into the Next Generation of Giant Sequoias
Q&A with a Yosemite Trails Insider

Yosemite Conservancy Spring Summer 2013 magazine

Spring.Summer 2013
Preserving Yosemite’s Cultural Past

The Legacy of Yosemite’s Traditional Basket-Weavers
Youth Build a Bridge to the Future

Extended Articles:
Expert Insights into the Untold Story of the Buffalo Soldiers
Q&A with Yosemite Cultural Legend Julia Parker

Yosemite Conservancy Autumn Winter 2012 magazine

Autumn.Winter Issue 2012
Protecting Yosemite’s Diverse Habitats

Renewed Efforts in the Fight Against Invasive Plants
Restoring Upper Cathedral Meadow
Youth Learn About Nature Through Photography

Extended Article: Expert Insights into the Yosemite Toad

Yosemite Conservancy Spring Summer 2012 magazine

Spring.Summer 2012
Inspiring the Next Generation of Park Stewards

Inside: Outdoor Adventures with a Conservancy Naturalist

Extended Articles:
Youth Share Their Inspirational Stories
Expert Insights on Protecting Yosemite’s Bears
Q&A with National Park Service Rangers Jesse Chakrin & Shauna Potocky

Yosemite Conservancy Autumn Winter 2011 magazine

Autumn.Winter 2011

Majestic Wonders Beyond the Valley

Campaign for Yosemite’s Trails Update
Wawona Fountains Rehabilitated
Q&A With Ostrander Hut Keeper

Extended Article: Restoration Efforts at Tenaya Lake

Yosemite Conservancy Spring Summer 2011 magazine

Spring.Summer 2011
Paradise Awaits Visitors to the High Country

Youth Connect With Nature This Summer
Yosemite Wildlife

Extended Articles:
Sky Islands & High Elevation Plants
Peregrine Falcon Study by Sarah Stock
Q&A with Park Ranger Margaret Eissler

Yosemite Conservancy Autumn Winter 2010 magazine

Autumn.Winter 2010

One Day to Discover Yosemite
Youth Programs Forge Future Stewards
Meet the Programs

Extended Articles:
Expert Insights on Yosemite Songbirds
Q&A with Superintendent Don Neubacher