Yosemite National Park News
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Pile Burning Planned February 6–10, 2023
February 3, 2023 | 6:38 pm
Yosemite Fire and Aviation Management plan to burn piles the week of Feb 6-10, 2023.
Yosemite National Park seeks public input for visitor access planning
December 9, 2022 | 9:01 am
Yosemite National Park is initiating a public comment period for a Visitor Access Management Plan today. The park will seek input on how visitors can plan future visits to one of the most popular sites in the National Park System.
Yosemite Declares End to the Fire Season
November 10, 2022 | 5:45 pm
Yosemite National Park experienced widespread precipitation and snow accumulation recently. The closure of the fire season occurs when there is a season ending precipitation event totaling two inches or more.
Yosemite Prescribed Fire Update for November 1, 2022
November 1, 2022 | 12:30 pm
We are planning to take advantage of the predicted rain, cooler temperatures, and lower humidity to begin work on some much-needed prescribed burning projects this week.
Potential Prescribed Burning the week of October 23, 2022
October 20, 2022 | 6:46 pm
With the prediction of slight rain over the weekend, we are preparing to conduct prescribed burning operations along Southside Drive in Yosemite Valley next week.
Yosemite National Park’s Ahwahnee Hotel to Undergo Major Upgrades
October 11, 2022 | 10:55 am
Funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), Yosemite National Park was recently awarded an approximately $31.6 million construction contract to upgrade the historic Ahwahnee Hotel. The project includes a major seismic upgrade throughout the historic hotel as well as a kitchen renovation. Kitchen project work is currently underway and work to upgrading the seismic safety will begin near the end of the year.
Yosemite Fire Fall/Winter 2022 Projects
September 30, 2022 | 12:20 pm
With the arrival of the fall (autumn) season, Yosemite National Park is awaiting cooler temperatures and precipitation in the forecast. When these favorable conditions are predicted, fire managers plan to build on the 50+ years legacy of prescribed burning by conducting several projects in Yosemite Valley, Crane Flat, and Studhorse (Wawona) areas, as conditions allow. In addition, pile burning is also planned in several other locations throughout the park.
Yosemite FIre Update for September 23, 2022
September 23, 2022 | 1:21 am
The safety closures associated with the Red and Rodgers fires have been lifted.
Yosemite Fire Restrictions Update: September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022 | 10:58 am
Due to the decrease in fire danger with the recent weather the park has received, Yosemite National Park has lifted fire restrictions.
Yosemite Fire Update for September 19, 2022
September 19, 2022 | 5:37 pm
We are happy to report we have received a bit of precipitation in the park the last couple days along with some lower temperatures! Due to completion of work, and lower fire activity, CA Interagency Incident Management Team 10 demobilized on Saturday, September 17, 2022 and the fires transitioned and downsized to a local Type 4 organization.