In 2014, a Student Conservation Association (SCA) crew worked alongside National Park Service teams during a 35-day program to reduce human impact in the park, protect and restore natural processes, and enhance the visitor experience in Yosemite’s wilderness.

Over the course of the summer, the SCA crew surveyed more than 12,000 acres of wilderness area, removed and restored 360 inappropriately located campsites, mapped and removed non-native plants in Little Yosemite Valley, helped document dozens of archaeological sites in the park, and more.  These efforts help to restore natural processes and preserve ecosystems, while returning the wilderness character to the park and providing stewardship opportunities for youth.

Thank you for helping protect this magnificent landscape and keeping the “wild” in wilderness.

Partnering with Yosemite National Park and Student Conservation Association.

SCA 2010 participant

Project Notes

Our experience felt so wild, like we really earned the sense of accomplishment we felt walking out.