• Career Connection: Jul 6-18, 2014
  • Yosemite-WildLink Bridge 2014
  • Yosemite National Park

This summer, six WildLink alumni from all over California came together for the Yosemite-WildLink Bridge program. They spent two weeks experiencing the lifestyle of a career in the national parks. During the program, they met with over 25 employees and volunteers from the National Park Service, NatureBridge, Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts, Yosemite Conservancy, and Balanced Rock, all while living in Yosemite Valley. During their trip, our WildLink participants had a chance to get a hands-on field experience with many different career types, help with restoration work, work on professional development skills, and, of course, play in a beautiful wild place.

with shelton

Meeting National Park Interpretive Ranger Shelton Johnson on day one.

Leaf Binos

Andrew takes a closer look at Yosemite's nature.

bridge sit

Cristobal takes a break after a morning of removing illegal campfire rings.

Lissie Map

Surveying the map before the wilderness patrol.

trail pour

Removing an old trail and encouraging plant growth.

Lem Dome

Taking in the view after a great hike to Lembert Dome.


The Yosemite Search and Rescue Team in Tuolumne Meadows.

saw group

Stepping back in time for some wilderness tree removal.


The great view over Hetch Hetchy reservoir and meeting with some law enforcement rangers.

Fire Copter

In the fire helicopter at Crane Flat Fire Lookout.

sun pose

Jesse greeting the sun at Tunnel View on our last day.

WildLink is a proud partner of the National Park Service, National Forest Service, and Nature Bridge.