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Yosemite National Park News

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  • Prescribed Burn in the Wawona area on May 17, 2024

    May 15, 2024 | 11:23 am

    Fire managers are planning to conduct prescribed burning operations on Friday, May 17, 2024, in the Wawona area. The 55 targeted acres, known as Studhorse Units 1 and 2, are south of the Wawona community and two miles northwest of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. In order to maintain the safety of park visitors and allow fire management operations to be conducted, there are temporary trail closures in place. There are no anticipated road closures associated with this work.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Yosemite Pile Burning to Continue

    February 7, 2024 | 5:37 pm

    Yosemite Fire crews plan to ignite piles in Wawona along Forest Drive beginning today, February 7, 2024. Please watch for firefighters and equipment working in the area. Smoke will be noticeable in the community during and after active burning operations. Air quality information can be found at https://fire.airnow.gov/

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Yosemite Pile Burning in January 2024

    January 10, 2024 | 4:31 pm

    Yosemite National Park is experiencing cooler temperatures and precipitation is in the forecast. With these favorable conditions, fire managers are planning to burn piles in the Wawona community and Yosemite Valley during the beginning on Wednesday, January 10, 2024.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Yosemite National Park Announces Park Entry Reservation Pilot for Summer 2024 

    December 13, 2023 | 3:11 pm

    Yosemite National Park is announcing a “Peak Hours Plus” 2024 vehicle reservation pilot system for park entry on the following dates: On weekends from April 13 to June 30; every day from July 1 to Aug. 16; and on weekends from Aug. 17 to Oct. 27. This system will be similar to the 2022 “Peak Hours” system, with the addition of more reservations for afternoon entries.  

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Yosemite Pile Burning - Wawona

    December 5, 2023 | 12:15 pm

    Yosemite Fire is planning pile burning operations in the Wawona community with a focus on Forest Drive and the Bills Hill area. Burning may begin as early as Thursday, December 7 and continue into Friday, December 8. These piles are from mechanical treatment projects where materials were cut and gathered into piles by hand or with heavy equipment. Burning and removal of this material helps make forests more resilient to future wildfires and in communities, can help protect homes from the threat of future fires. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Yosemite Pile Burning in November

    November 15, 2023 | 7:28 pm

    Yosemite Fire crews are planning to conduct pile burning operations in three areas around the park this week. The first is along Northside Drive in Yosemite Valley, the second area is in the upper Mariposa Grove near the Washburn fire footprint, and the third is near Sentinel Dome at the radio repeater site. A map is available upon request.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Yosemite Valley Prescribed Burns, October 2023

    October 17, 2023 | 11:55 am

    Yosemite fire crews are planning to conduct prescribed burning operations in Yosemite Valley within two units this week.

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  • Wawona Prescribed Burning, October 2023

    October 4, 2023 | 5:14 pm

    Fire management is preparing to continue prescribed burning operations on the Studhorse unit which is south of the Wawona Hotel.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Yosemite Pile Burning in Early October

    October 2, 2023 | 3:53 pm

    During the first week of October, Yosemite fire crews will be conducting pile burning operations in Yosemite Valley along the El Capitan Crossover Road, and possibly near Cook's Meadow, Ahwahnee Meadow, and along sections of Northside Drive. Additional pile burning will take place along the Crane Flat Lookout Road. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Yosemite Fire Update for September 10, 2023

    September 10, 2023 | 3:40 pm

    Thunderstorms passed through Yosemite National Park on Saturday, September 9, 2023, bringing 179 lightning strikes, a small amount of precipitation, and some new lightning fire starts in the park.

    Read more at nps.gov