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Job opportunity for Regional Nonprofit!

NORTH FORK – Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council is hiring an Outreach Coordinator position which is a full-time position with health benefits. Summary of duties/responsibilities include: – Coordinate the organization’s general outreach, outreach activities associated with several of their grant funded projects, and some general Council operations. – Perform multiple tasks associated with Council communications, outreach, membership relations, community/partnership ...

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More Than 12,000 Firefighters Working Towards Full Containment on 14 Major Fires in California

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 12, 2020 – Over 12,600 firefighters continue to work towards containment on 14 major wildfires across the state. There are six other large wildfires that will continue fire suppression strategies until the fires are fully contained. However, because these fires have seen no significant growth and are experiencing minimal fire behavior, they have been removed as fires ...

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Creek Fire Now 55% Contained With More Than 333,000 Acres Charred

NORTH FORK – Oct. 12, 2020 – With the Creek Fire now at more than 55% contained and having consumed more than 333,000 acres there are still more than 1800 personnel fighting hard to bring full containment that is not expected until the end of the month. MADERA COUNTY – North Zone – Engine crews continue to patrol and monitor the ...

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Significant Progress Made on Many of the California Fires

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 10, 2020 – More than 13,800 firefighters continue to work towards containment on 21 major wildfires across the state. Several of the fires are over 95% contained and no growth is expected, yet full containment likely wouldn’t be reached until rainfall occurs. Yesterday, firefighters also responded to 19 new wildfires, quickly bringing full containment to all. Since ...

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Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Opens After Creek Fire Closure

FISH CAMP, CA. – Due to the closure of the Sierra National Forest in September, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad was forced to cool the engines of their two antique steam locomotives. While the entirety of Sierra National Forest remains closed temporarily, Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad has received special permission to restart operations. Right on time for beautiful fall weather and nature’s ...

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California Major Fires Now at 20

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 9, 2020 – More than 14,000 firefighters continue to work towards containment on 20 major wildfires across the state. Yesterday, firefighters also responded to 14 new wildfires, quickly bringing full containment to all. Since the beginning of the year, there have been over 8,400 wildfires that have burned well over 4 million acres in California. To date, the ...

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Better Weather Aiding in Creek Fire Efforts

MADERA COUNTY – Oct. 9, 2020 – North Zone – With mop-up nearly complete along the stretch of uncontained fireline around Little Shuteye Peak, crews have progressed to gridding the green fuels adjacent to those lines, looking for hidden sparks and embers smoldering. This activity indicates that the fireline north and south of Little Shuteye Peak is approaching containment status. ...

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Visit Yosemite Madera County

10.08.20 Daily Conditions Report          Weather Report 20201008 Preservation Work Continues On Two Yosemite Bridges Through November Starting Monday, October 12, crews will commence repair work on the El Capitan Bridge in Yosemite Valley and on the East Fork of the Cascade Creek Bridge on the El Portal Road. The work will continue through the end of ...

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Creek Fire Damage Assessments 98% Complete

MADERA COUNTY – Oct. 8, 2020 – Damage assessments are 98% complete leaving roughly 119 structures still threatened, 856 destroyed and 71 damaged. An interactive damage assessment map for Fresno County and Madera County is available: Fresno County Damage Assessment Map or https://bit.ly/3kxDyvI The Sierra National Forest will host an Incident Briefing Friday at 7pm via Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/SierraNF/ We ...

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More Than 15,000 Firefighters Still Battling Blazes in California

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 8, 2020 – More than 15,000 firefighters continue to work towards containment on 22 major wildfires across the state. Yesterday, firefighters also responded to 23 new wildfires, quickly bringing full containment to all. Since the beginning of the year, there have been over 8,400 wildfires that have burned well over 4 million acres in California. To date, ...

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