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Highway 41 Fuels Reduction Project Returns

COARSEGOLD–The California Department of  Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), in cooperation with California Highway Patrol, CAL TRANS, Pacific Southwest Research Station/Fresno State University, private landowners, and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, aim to reduce large conflagrative fires and high suppression costs, to the citizens of California, by conducting a prescribed burn along the Highway 41 corridor. Historically, this stretch of Highway 41 ...

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Yosemite Prescribed Fire Starts This Week in Wawona

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Yosemite Fire management is preparing to continue prescribed burning operations in the coming days on the Studhorse Units 1 and 2. These are south of the Wawona community and two miles northwest of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. To maintain the safety of park visitors and allow fire management operations to be conducted, there are temporary trail ...

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Mariposa Creek Prescribed Burn This Week

Mariposa – Mariposa County in cooperation with Sierra Foothill Conservancy, the local Prescribed Burn Association, and the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation are currently working to implement key recommendations in the Mariposa Creek Parkway Master Plan, which includes conducting environmental restoration activities in the creek corridor. As part of this restoration, the county and its partners are conducting a controlled burn ...

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Prescribed Burn and Live Fire Training On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY–Madera County Fire is announcing they will be conducting a prescribed burn and live fire training burn Vegetation Management Project (VMP) near Tesoro Viejo on Wednesday, June 28. The burn is scheduled from approximately 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., dependent on any restrictions set forth by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and favorable fire weather conditions. ...

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Mariposa Grove Prescribed Fire Beginning

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Yosemite National Park fire crews have several prescribed burns planned over the next several weeks. Fire crews will begin burning in Mariposa Grove starting this week as conditions allow. Ignitions are planned to begin today, May 30th, in the early evening and extend into tomorrow. Mariposa Grove Unit 2 is 37 acres, and Mariposa Grove Unit 4 is ...

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Highway 41 Fuels Reduction Project

COARSEGOLD– The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), in cooperation with California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Department of Transportation (CAL TRANS), Pacific Southwest Research Station / Fresno State University, Private Landowners, and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, aims to reduce large conflagrative fires and high suppression costs, to the citizens of California, by conducting a ...

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Yosemite Continues Prescribed Burning

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Yosemite 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 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May ...

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Yosemite Upcoming Prescribed Burn in the Wawona Area

YOSEMITE–Yosemite Fire is assessing conditions to conduct prescribed burning operations in the Studhorse area (south of the Wawona Hotel) this week. If conditions allow, active burning may take place on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, and Thursday, April 20, 2023. Fire crews plan to target approximately 150 acres on the northeastern side of Wawona Road (Highway 41) and will have traffic ...

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SNF Announces Continued Prescribed Burning Conditions

Image of a section of wildland after a prescribed burn.

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The High Sierra Ranger District announces the arrival of continued prescribed burning conditions. The prescribed fire work is a proactive approach to fire and vegetation (fuels) management in the SNF and Sierra Nevada. SNF Fire managers expect to begin Prescribed Fire ignitions in the week of February 14th-18th. Active ignitions may continue through the weekend and into ...

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Prescribed Burn Association to Host Informational Session

Image of a prescribed fire burn.

MARIPOSA — University of California Cooperative Extension will host an informational session about the local Prescribed Burn Association (PBA) on the back patio of The Grove House on Monday, November 7, from 5 – 7 p.m. This event will provide an opportunity for community members to interact with PBA members, learn about prescribed fire, and hear about upcoming opportunities to ...

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