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.
Weekly Volunteer Drop-In Program
Help Keep Yosemite Beautiful!
Join the Habitat Protectors of Yosemite (HaPY) at our weekly drop-in program! Volunteers help protect and restore Yosemite's valuable plant and wildlife habitat in Yosemite Valley and other high value habitat areas in Yosemite National Park. Visit some of the most scenic areas in the park and help Resources Management & Science staff manage the park's precious resources. Plan to get dirty working on a variety of resource management projects such as manually removing invasive plant species or maintaining native plantings. Get involved and meet new people. Take an active role in managing your national park. Volunteer hours count towards earning the America the Beautiful volunteer pass.
When & Where in Yosemite Valley: Habitat Protectors of Yosemite meets in front of the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Times and days vary each year. Check the Yosemite Guide for details. Typical season is from May - Labor Day weekend.
Volunteer Contact Information
Did You Know?
Giant sequoias are a fire adapted species. Their bark is fire resistant and fire helps open the sequoia cone and scatter the tiny seeds. Fire also clears forest debris from the mineral soil and provides a nutrient rich seed bed as well as clearing competing species.