Key Links: Resources For The Northern Yosemite Region

This page includes key links to:

  1. Conservation groups involved in the Northern Yosemite region

  2. Recreation locations and outfitters

  3. Local environmental education organizations and activities

  4. Links for sustainable resources in the Sierra Nevada

Please be sure to let us know if you have any recommended links we should add!

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Conservation Groups

 Audubon Society

Working to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity

Central Sierra Audubon

— The local chapter of the Audubon Society.

Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch

— A local organization based in Calaveras County working to promote responsible, sustainable timber harvest practices through public education, legal action, and coordination with other conservation groups.

friends_of_the_riverFriends of the River

— Invests in cutting-edge grassroots organizations and innovative conservation efforts that meet emerging needs for protecting biodiversity and wilderness.

High Sierra Hikers Association

— dedicated to educating its members and the general public about issues affecting hikers in the High Sierra.

mvplogoMy Valley Springs

— Promoting responsible growth and development through public participation in community planning in order to preserve the quality of rural life in the greater Valley Springs area.

sierraclubSierra Club

— Founded by John Muir, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself since 1892.

Sierra Forest Legacy

— Working to engage citizens, communities, and coalition members in the healthy management of Sierra Nevada forest ecosystems to protect and restore the region's unparalleled beauty and natural values

CNPS (California Native Plant Society)

Works to protect California's native plant heritage and preserve it for future generations.

cwcCalifornia Wilderness Coalition

— Dedicated to protecting and restoring California's wild places and native biodiversity on a statewide level.

tgrpsierralogoTuolumne Group of the Sierra Club

— The local chapter of the Sierra Club.


— Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth. We've provided legal representation at no cost to more than 700 clients.

foothillconservancyFoothill Conservancy

— Working to protect, restore, & sustain the natural and human environment in Amador and Calaveras counties for the benefit of current & future generations.

Fund for Wild Nature

— Provides small grants to small groups who get things done.

The Wilderness Society

— Since 1935, The Wilderness Society has led the conservation movement in wilderness protection, writing and passing the landmark Wilderness Act and winning lasting protection for 109 million acres of Wilderness.

Tuolumne River Trust

— Promotes stewardship of the Tuolumne through education, collaboration, restoration, and advocacy.

Local Recreation Locations, Outfitters, and Guides

Mountain Sage

- A unique combination of retail store, photo gallery, coffeehouse, plant nursery, and gardens located in Groveland, California. Be sure to check out their summer lineup of concerts!

Sierra Nevada Adventure Company (SNAC)

- Working to provide customers with high quality, innovative outdoor products. With store locations in Arnold, Murphys, and Sonora.

Stanislaus National Forest

- Where to find various recreational opportunities within the Stanislaus Forest, including the Emigrant and Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.

Zephyr Rafting

- California whitewater trips on the Kings, Tuolumne, Merced, and American rivers, all near Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, and Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Parks.

bigtreelogoCalaveras Big Trees State Park

- Giant sequoia grove with miles of hiking trails, located in Calaveras County.

Sierra Mac Rafting Trips

- Specializing in Class IV whitewater rafting trips in California on the Tuolumne River.

ynpYosemite National Park

- Yosemite recreation suggestions provided by the Park Service.

Y-Explore Yosemite

- Custom Hiking Tours, Photography Workshops, and Family Activities are available to Individuals and Groups of all ages and experience levels in every season in Yosemite National Park.

Environmental Education Opportunities and Activities

creecCalifornia Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC)

- Working to link all educators to Environmental Education activities and resources throughout California. Together we can teach all Californians to care for our planet.

greatvalleymuseumGreat Valley Museum

- Is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt foundation dedicated to providing science and natural history information to adults and children of all ages through classes, programs, and exhibits. Located in Modesto, California.

savingthesierralgooSaving the Sierra

- An independent, regional media project that features the stories and voices of Californians from the Sierra Nevada. Find out how we can all take part in preserving the culture, economy, and environment of rural America.

soslogoSierra Outdoor School

- Provides in an outdoor setting, a science-based educational experience in which one learns to respect one's self, others, and the environment.

TuolumneTuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians

- A link to the Me-Wuk tribe's website. Includes information on history, culture, and events.

jmgtcThe John Muir Geotourism Center

- inspiring people to explore, learn, share, and preserve the values of the John Muir legacy through innovative and creative programs. Based in Mariposa county.

Foothill Horizons Outdoor School

- An exceptional setting for outdoor education. Their 143 acre campus is located within an oak woodland that includes six species of oaks, large pines, and stands of beautiful manzanita.

High Sierra Institute

- Provides a unique opportunity for California and out-of-state students to study at a location with both natural beauty and ecological diversity. Facility is located at Sonora Pass.

Sierra Film Fest

- Find out the dates and locations for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival (hosted by Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch).

Local Links for Sustainable Resources

Tuolumne County Master Gardeners

sUCMG- Over 90 trained Master Gardeners answer your gardening and landscaping questions and host a number of activities including the annual Garden Tour and provide free classes at our Demonstration Garden.

outeraisleOuter Aisle Foods

- This is a local food distribution network of eaters, growers and makers serving Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. Outer Aisle Foods provides quality, local, seasonal and regional produce and products only from farms and producers who are committed to ecologically sustainable practices and go beyond the “Organic” requirements.

Farms of Tuolumne County

- Your source for locally grown and produced food. Includes information on local Farmers Market locations and schedules.

Foothill Collaborative for Sustainability (Focus)

- A non-profit organization that educates groups and individuals about sustainable living and community self-reliance. Promoting collaborative relationships to achieve mutual well-being in Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties.