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Air Tanker May Be Down On Dog Rock Fire

YOSEMITE – Cal Fire is reporting that they lost contact with one of their airtankers as it was responding to the Dog Rock Fire, burning on the west side of Yosemite National Park. Cal Fire is not confirming at this time that the tanker went down, but are saying, “Emergency personnel are currently responding to the last known location of ...

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Dog Rock Fire Burning In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – A fire burning on the west side of Yosemite National Park has closed Highway 140 at the park entrance and forced the evacuation of the community of Foresta. The Dog Rock Fire was reported at 2:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, and most recent estimates put it at 130 acres.

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Free Chipping For Fish Camp Residents

FISH CAMP – The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council is ready to help you become fire safe by providing free chipping of tree limbs, manzanita, deer brush and other large hazardous debris on Thursday, Oct. 30. If you pile your large hazardous debris along a route of ingress/ingress as described below, the Fire Safe Council will chip your piled hazardous ...

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Yosemite Sites Added To National Register

YOSEMITE – Fourteen properties in Yosemite National Park have recently been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate ...

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Prescribed Fire Scheduled In Yosemite Valley

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park Fire Managers are planning a prescribed fire in Yosemite Valley in the Taft Toe Area. The burn will start in mid-October and is dependent on weather conditions. Although it is a dry year, Yosemite Valley recently received one inch of rain, and Taft Toe burn area fuel moistures are within prescribed fire parameters. The burn ...

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Yosemite Volunteers Honored at Awards Ceremony

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park celebrated its fifth annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 27. The Yosemite Volunteer Awards recognize and honor the outstanding contributions of individuals and work groups who have generously donated their time and energy towards the preservation and enjoyment of Yosemite National Park.

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Update On Meadow Fire Wilderness Closures

YOSEMITE – Fire crews have nearly contained the Meadow Fire in Yosemite National Park, allowing more areas to be re-opened. However, there is still active fire, fire caused hazards and fire crews in the area. In order to maintain the safety of park visitors and allow fire management operations to continue unimpeded, the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park is designating ...

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Free Entrance To Yosemite

YOSEMITE – In celebration of National Public Lands Day, Yosemite National Park will offer fee free admission on Saturday, Sept. 27. The fee free waiver is for all visitors in honor of the designated day. A fee-free day is when parks, refuges and rangelands offer free entry or waive the standard amenity fee for visitors. Fees being waived for National ...

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Yosemite Bears To Be Tracked With GPS

YOSEMITE – For the first time, National Park Service wildlife managers in Yosemite will map and monitor the movement of the park’s black bears in real-time to help wildlife managers understand the animals’ activities beyond Yosemite Valley. Yosemite Conservancy donors are contributing nearly $70,000 to purchase GPS collars to track the bears. (Photo by Lindsay Kaun via Yosemite Conservancy)

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YARTS Celebrates One Millionth Rider

YOSEMITE – The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) celebrated its one millionth rider this summer. Long-time Yosemite National Park employee Julia Parker, Indian Cultural Demonstrator and regular YARTS rider, had the honor of being the one millionth rider.

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