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Sierra National Forest Enters Fire Restrictions

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST–Sierra National Forest (SNF) officials are announcing that temporary fire restrictions have gone into effect on June 30, 2024. Due to drying vegetation and rising daytime temperatures, conditions now necessitate the implementation of fire restrictions. Fire restrictions prohibit campfires in non-developed areas, welding, operating an internal combustion engine except on a National Forest System road or trail, and ...

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Multiple Search and Rescues in Madera County Foothills

MADERA COUNTY— The Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) reports that shortly before 11:30am on June 19, 2024, their Communications Center received an emergency call reporting an unresponsive female in the water near Angel Falls. Search and Rescue teams, along with USFS, Madera County Fire & CALFire, Sierra Ambulance, and the CHP H-40 helicopter responded to the area. During the operation, ...

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YARTS to Launch Fresno Service in June

FRESNO – Starting June 1st, the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) will operate service from the city of Fresno to Yosemite National Park for the duration of the 2024 summer season. This is an expansion of service on the Highway 41 corridor. This service currently operates between the city of Oakhurst to the Park. Beginning next month, YARTS will ...

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Tenth Annual Yosemite Half Marathon to Take Place in Bass Lake

Bass Lake – The 10th Annual Yosemite Half Marathon, a race centered around breathtaking vistas on National Park and Forest Service lands, takes place May 10-11, 2024 on the Bass Lake Ranger District. Race Expo Leads Off on Friday, May 10 Runners and spectators will begin arriving Friday, May 10th, at Recreation Point Campground for the Race Expo. The race ...

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Embrace Nature: Adopt a Ponderosa Pine Seedling Today!

Tall ponderosa pine tree with blue sky backdrop.

The Sierra National Forest – The Bass Lake Ranger District invites nature lovers residing in the North Fork/Oakhurst/Mariposa area to become part of the incredible 2024 reforestation effort. The amazing spring reforestation program will see contract crews planting an astounding 750 acres. The reforestation program aims to rejuvenate areas affected by the 2014 French/2020 Creek Fires. A staggering total of ...

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Summer Reservations Now Available on YARTS for Yosemite

MERCED – The YARTS 2024 summer services to Yosemite National Park are now available to the public. Prospective passengers may make reservations on the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) for trips they plan to take during the summer months. Reservations are highly encouraged to ride YARTS as only a limited number of walk-on tickets are issued. Highway 120 The ...

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Noma Resort: Hidden Oasis on Yosemite’s Doorstep – Part 2

NORTH FORK—This article is a continuation of last week’s “Noma Resort: Hidden Oasis on Yosemite’s Doorstep.”   Noma Resort sits near the entrance to the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, at the historic apple orchard near Clearwater Fire Station. It’s one of the loveliest areas of the Byway, especially since the devastating forest fires of the last several years. The Leyva Brothers, ...

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Noma Resort: Hidden Oasis on Yosemite’s Doorstep – Part 1

NORTH FORK—Most people who have visited the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway enjoy its peace, unlike the national park to the north.  Likely they consider it an island of tranquility in the midst of a busy world. Noma Resort strives to be part of that serenity. A Partnership of Brothers That’s how the three Leyva brothers (of six total) who partner ...

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Scenic Byway Association Holds Status Meeting

NORTH FORK—A near-record crowd filled the North Fork Scout Building the evening of Tuesday, February 13, 2024. They gathered for the annual general meeting of the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association (SVSBA). Perhaps even more, they came to hear reports from U. S. Forest Service (USFS) personnel on the status of the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway (SVSB). The Byway consists ...

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Celebration of Life for Mark E. Holland

Mark E Holland September 21,1978 – November 19, 2023 Beloved USFS Fire Captain/Patrolman Mark Holland passed away in a tragic accident on November 19th, 2023.   Mark is survived by his parents Carl and Laura Holland, Sister Carla Holland-Shuster, Nieces Hayley and Alison Shuster, Nephew Travis Shuster. Daughters Sadie Burrough and Kamryn Holland.  Step sons Skylar Neville and Tristan Killian. Fiance ...

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