Yosemite National Park News
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Yosemite Valley Machine Pile Burning, June 8–9, 2023
June 6, 2023 | 11:22 pm
Yosemite Fire will be conducting machine pile burning operations along Southside Drive in Yosemite Valley this Thursday and Friday.
Mariposa Grove Prescribed Burn: May 30-31, 2023
May 30, 2023 | 1:09 pm
Fire crews will begin burning in the Mariposa Grove starting this week as conditions allow. Ignitions are planned to begin today, May 30 in the early evening and extend into tomorrow.
Studhorse Prescribed Fire Continue in May 2023
May 9, 2023 | 3:52 pm
Fire management is preparing to continue prescribed burning operations in the coming days on the Studhorse unit which is south of the Wawona Hotel. Previous firing operations took place mid to late April 2023 and burned approximately 90 acres of the 260 acre unit. Conditions permitting, ignitions plan to take place at approximately 6 pm on Thursday, May 11, 2023 and throughout the day on Friday, May 12, 2023.
Pile Burning Updates
May 6, 2023 | 12:36 pm
Fire crews spent this week burning piles in Yosemite Valley around the El Captain Picnic Area as well as some piles along Southside Drive. Approximately 200 piles were complete and are in a patrol status now. Beginning Monday, May 8, 2023 fire crews plan to start burning piles along Forest Drive in the community of Wawona.
Studhorse Prescribed Fire Ignited (2023)
April 19, 2023 | 11:50 am
Fire crews will begin ignitions on the 150 acre Studhorse unit south of the Wawona Hotel today, Wednesday, April 19, 2023.
Studhorse Prescribed Fire 2023
April 13, 2023 | 3:29 pm
Yosemite Fire is assessing conditions to conduct prescribed burning operations in the Studhorse area (south of the Wawona Hotel) next week.
Pile Burning Planned February 6–10, 2023
February 3, 2023 | 6:38 pm
Yosemite Fire and Aviation Management plan to burn piles the week of Feb 6-10, 2023.
Yosemite National Park seeks public input for visitor access planning
December 9, 2022 | 9:01 am
Yosemite National Park is initiating a public comment period for a Visitor Access Management Plan today. The park will seek input on how visitors can plan future visits to one of the most popular sites in the National Park System.
Yosemite Declares End to the Fire Season
November 10, 2022 | 5:45 pm
Yosemite National Park experienced widespread precipitation and snow accumulation recently. The closure of the fire season occurs when there is a season ending precipitation event totaling two inches or more.
Yosemite Prescribed Fire Update for November 1, 2022
November 1, 2022 | 12:30 pm
We are planning to take advantage of the predicted rain, cooler temperatures, and lower humidity to begin work on some much-needed prescribed burning projects this week.