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Recent Storms Encouraging, Sierra Snowpack Still Well Below Average

SACRAMENTO – Today’s snow survey at Phillips Station tells a more positive story than it did before the recent storm, but totals are still well below average. Despite the recent late-winter storm that brought much-needed snow to the Sierra Nevada, the snow water equivalent (SWE) is 9.4 inches, which is 39 percent of normal for early March. “California has unquestionably ...

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More Fires Mean Less Funds For Local Forest Service Projects

Written by Randy Moore, Regional Forester, USDA CALIFORNIA —  Last year, more than 1,500 wildfires burned over 640,000 acres on National Forest System lands in California, including the Thomas Fire, the largest fire in California’s recorded history. The surrounding communities are still dealing with damage from debris flows caused by a charred and barren landscape that no longer has the ...

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Missing Hiker Found Safe In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE — Alan Chow, the hiker missing in Yosemite National Park since Tuesday, Feb. 20, has been found safe today. Chow, who was backpacking alone, was spotted from a National Park Service helicopter around noon today above Wapama Fall in the Hetch Hetchy area after an extensive search the past several days.  He was transported to the Hetch Hetchy Ranger ...

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Search Continues For Man Missing In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Officials are asking for the public’s help in locating a man missing from Yosemite National Park. Alan Chow was last seen on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 17, at the entrance of Hetch Hetchy Trail at Yosemite National Park in Yosemite, Calif. He was planning to hike the Hetch Hetchy trail. He failed to check out on Feb. ...

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Well It’s Confirmed – No Skiing This Year At Badger Pass

YOSEMITE — Skiers and snowboarders of all ages have been looking to the sky for months, waiting for those snow flurries that would mean that Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area (Badger Pass) would open soon. Unfortunately, those snow storms have not materialized, and this message has now been posted on the Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area’s website: Thank you, everyone, ...

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Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Update for Feb. 21

YOSEMITE – Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski have posted their latest blog on conditions at Tuolumne Meadows. Be sure to follow them every week for up-to-date reports. New snow: 4 inches Total settled snow depth: 9 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 50°F (February 17) Low temperature: -14°F (February 20) Ski Conditions and Weather: Well, we sure jinxed ...

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Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove Of Giant Sequoias Reopens In June

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park announces that the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will reopen to the public at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 15. The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias has been closed since July 2015 to complete a landmark restoration project. In partnership with Yosemite Conservancy, the National Park Service has been working to improve natural hydrology, construct ...

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Public Comment For Improvements To Bridalveil Fall Facilities

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park announces the release of the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment (Bridalveil Fall EA). The public comment period for the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment is currently open and will be open until Mar. 14. The Bridalveil Fall EA describes and analyzes two action alternatives to improve visitor services and facilities located near Bridalveil Fall. The ...

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Minimal Snowpack Reported At Tuolumne Meadows

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski report in this week’s blog that the snowpack in their beautiful corner of Yosemite National Park is rather dismal. Here is their post on Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions for Jan. 31, 2018: New snow: 9 inches Total settled snow depth: 12 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 54°F (January 29) Low ...

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Yosemite’s Tuolumne Winter Rangers Say, “Think Snow”

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski’s latest blog post from the field: Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Update for January 24, 2018 New snow [as of Jan. 24): 6 inches Total settled snow depth: 10 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 45°F (January 23) Low temperature: -5°F (January 21) Ski Conditions and Weather This was the first week ...

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