In a further commitment to applying green practices to all aspects of operations, the National Park Service and Delaware North’s Parks and Resorts division announced a co-sponsored Yosemite Sustainability Conference – the first of its kind.

The event is scheduled December 8-10 in Yosemite National Park. The conference is designed to help businesses, government, and nonprofits transition to economic, environmental and social sustainability through networking and hands-on educational sessions.

Hosted by Delaware North collaborator Yosemite Gateway Partners, the Yosemite Sustainability Conference will feature heavy involvement from Delaware North’s leadership at its park operations.  Dan Jensen, President of Delaware North’s Yosemite operation, and Debbie Friedel, Director of Sustainability for Delaware North’s Parks and Resorts business, will both speak at the event.

Jonathan Farrington, the company’s Director of Sales and Marketing in the Sierra region, has been instrumental in organizing the event and securing speakers and sponsors, including PepsiCo and the North Face. Farrington, who is co-chairing the event, is also vice president of the Yosemite Gateway Partners board of directors and devotes hundreds of hours to advancing the healthy future of the park and its surrounding communities through efforts like this.

The conference will provide information on key environmental issues, including climate change, reducing greenhouse gases, water and energy management, waste stream reduction and transportation fuels.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to take away strategies and resources recommended by environmental industry leaders.

Delaware North Parks & Resorts leadership and Environmental Managers are encouraged to attend.

Admission is $395 per attendee and includes an all conference, a welcome reception and most meals. Lodging is an additional cost. For more information and to register, visit