WildLink empowers underserved California teens to improve their own lives and their communities through a series of wilderness- and home-based experiences.

For information about WildLink, please contact Kristina Rylands at krylands@naturebridge.org or 209-379-9511

Exploring Opportunities in California's Wild Lands

As an innovative partnership between NatureBridge and the National Park Service in Yosemite, WildLink engages underserved high school students from California in wilderness and public lands. WildLink empowers youth to improve their own lives and their communities through a series of wilderness- and home-based experiences including:

  • Wilderness expeditions
  • Volunteer stewardship projects
  • Leadership trainings
  • Family weekends in Yosemite
  • Career development opportunities

Serving Communities

WildLink’s holistic programming cultivates participants’ relationship to the natural world with awareness and ownership to build lasting connections between youth, their local communities, and wild places. Through presentations, service, and stewardship projects, participants reach out to their peers and their communities to help ensure California’s diverse citizenry is informed, invested, and committed to the enduring resource of wilderness.

Appreciation for Public Lands

Since 2000, WildLink has opened the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada to the multicultural populations living at its doorstep and demonstrated the relevance and benefits of the outdoors and public lands for all Americans.

"I have learned to love and care for nature, because it is a part of me and many others. I learned that nature should be preserved so that other generations can view it just like I am now." —Carol, WildLink participant, Dinuba, California

To learn more, visit the WildLink website.

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WildLink is a 100% scholarship program made possible by the following generous sponsors:





A Proud Partner of the National Park Service