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Yosemite Pile Burning in January 2024

Yosemite National Park is experiencing cooler temperatures and precipitation is in the forecast. With these favorable conditions, fire managers are planning to burn piles in the Wawona community and Yosemite Valley during the beginning on Wednesday, January 10, 2024. https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/pile-burning-updates-for-january-2024.htm

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Yosemite National Park Announces Park Entry Reservation Pilot for Summer 2024 

Yosemite National Park is announcing a “Peak Hours Plus” 2024 vehicle reservation pilot system for park entry on the following dates: On weekends from April 13 to June 30; every day from July 1 to Aug. 16; and on weekends from Aug. 17 to Oct. 27. This system will be similar to the 2022 “Peak Hours” system, with the addition of more reservations for …

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Yosemite Pile Burning – Wawona

Yosemite Fire is planning pile burning operations in the Wawona community with a focus on Forest Drive and the Bills Hill area. Burning may begin as early as Thursday, December 7 and continue into Friday, December 8. These piles are from mechanical treatment projects where materials were cut and gathered …

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Yosemite Pile Burning in November

Yosemite Fire crews are planning to conduct pile burning operations in three areas around the park this week. The first is along Northside Drive in Yosemite Valley, the second area is in the upper Mariposa Grove near the Washburn fire footprint, and the third is near Sentinel Dome at the …

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Yosemite Pile Burning in Early October

During the first week of October, Yosemite fire crews will be conducting pile burning operations in Yosemite Valley along the El Capitan Crossover Road, and possibly near Cook’s Meadow, Ahwahnee Meadow, and along sections of Northside Drive. Additional pile burning will take place along the Crane Flat Lookout Road.  https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/pile-burning-updates-for-october.htm

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Yosemite Fire Update for September 10, 2023

Thunderstorms passed through Yosemite National Park on Saturday, September 9, 2023, bringing 179 lightning strikes, a small amount of precipitation, and some new lightning fire starts in the park. https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/yosemite-fire-update-for-september-10-2023.htm

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Yosemite Fire Update, July 21, 2023

Yosemite Fire crews are using a management strategy utilizing natural barriers and trails to confine the spread of the fire in a predefined area. A confine and contain strategy under favorable conditions allows fire to move naturally across the landscape, providing ecological benefits to plants and wildlife, while also meeting …

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Yosemite Fire Update for July 8, 2023

Yosemite Fire crews are scouting the fire to implement a confine and contain strategy utilizing natural barriers and trails. The fire has slow growth, with some isolated active pockets northwest of North Dome. https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/yosemite-fire-update-for-july-8-2023.htm

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Yosemite National Park seeks public input for visitor access planning

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. https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/yosemite-national-park-seeks-public-input-for-visitor-access-planning.htm

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