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    Yosemite

    National Park California

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  • Road Closures Due to El Portal Fire

    The Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and the El Portal Road is temporarily closed. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road or Highway 120. Tioga Road is open and accessible via Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass Entrances. More »

  • Campground Closures Due to Fire

    Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. More »

  • Yosemite National Park is Open

    Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and Wawona/Mariposa Grove areas are open and accessible via Highways 140 and 41. Tioga Road is not accessible via Highways 140 and 41 due to a fire.

Youth Conservation Corps

YCC youth at work Yosemite's YCC program is supported by the Yosemite Conservancy
We are pleased to announce that funding has been received to continue the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) in Yosemite National Park. This year's program will be non-residential with 10 youths working 7:30 am to 4 pm, Monday through Thursday, with Fridays spent learning about the amazing natural and cultural treasures in the park. The program will be from June 16, 2014 to August 8, 2014. Youth ranging in age from 15 to 18 will be selected randomly. The selected youths, five female and five male, must report to work in El Portal, CA Monday through Friday. Bus transportation (YARTS) may be available from Mariposa, CA. Youth will be paid within California's minimum wage standards.

Physical outdoor work will include rehabilitation of trails, campground restoration, and a wide variety of maintenance projects. Corps members will work together under adult leadership and develop work skills while learning firsthand about environmental and conservation issues.

Fridays will be spent participating in resource education, recreation, orientation activities, guest and staff presentations, and day hikes in Yosemite National Park.

No previous experience is required, but a willingness and ability to work in a physically active outdoor program, getting along with others, and maintaining a positive attitude are essential for success.

Applications are due by March 15, 2014. Download the application [20 kb DOCX]. YCC participants must agree to these rules [200 kb PDF].

Mail applications to:

YCC Project Manager
PO Box 700-W
El Portal, CA 95318

Questions?

Email us
(do not send application by email)

Did You Know?

Granite Peaks and Clear Lakes in Torres Del Paine NP

That Yosemite National Park has a sister park in Chile? Parque Nacional Torres del Paine is located among the breath taking scenery of Patagonian Chile. Both parks feature remarkable geology, hydrology, flora and fauna--together the staff of both parks work together to share best practices and care for these landscapes so generations of visitors can revel in their stunning beauty.