Yosemite National Park Under Winter Storm Warning and Flash Flood Watch. Some Roads Closing At 5pm.

Yosemite National Park Under Winter Storm Warning and Flash Flood Watch.  Some Roads Closing At 5pm.

Yosemite, CA…Roads leading to Yosemite Valley to close this afternoon at 5:00 p.m. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning and flash flood watch for today, Thursday through Friday, December 15, 2016 for the Yosemite region. Flooding will occur on the Merced River in Yosemite Valley. Two to four inches of rain are […]

Traffic Control On Sr 120 Old Priest Grade To Yosemite National Park

Traffic Control On Sr 120 Old Priest Grade To Yosemite National Park

Tuolumne County, CA… The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 120 from Old Priest Grade Road to Yosemite National Park for tree work. One-way traffic control will be in effect Monday, December 12, 2016, through Friday, December 16, 2016, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. […]

Plan Your Yosemite Winter Getaway!

Plan Your Yosemite Winter Getaway!

Yosemite National Park, CA…Ask anyone who’s been to Yosemite National Park in winter—they’ll tell you they can’t imagine a place with more stunning natural beauty, greater solitude, or more to do. Stay steps from the falls at Yosemite Valley Lodge this winter for just $133 per night! Celebrated annually since 1927, the renowned Bracebridge Dinner […]

Mariposa Grove Acreage Update

Mariposa Grove Acreage Update

Yosemite National Park, CA…Ignitions of the Mariposa Grove prescribed fire continued this week with an additional 44 acres completed in the upper grove. Last week, 31 acres were completed in the lower grove. Fire personnel will continue to monitor and patrol the grove area. The Grove is currently closed to the public because of a […]

Mariposa Grove Prescribed Fire Update

Mariposa Grove Prescribed Fire Update

Yosemite National Park, CA…Ignitions of the Mariposa Grove prescribed fire continued today with an additional 15 acres completed. Last week, 31 acres were completed in the lower grove. Fire personnel will continue working in the grove over the next several days. The Grove is currently closed to the public because of a major restoration project; […]

Mariposa Grove Control Burn To Be Extended

Mariposa Grove Control Burn To Be Extended

Yosemite National Park, CA…Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning to continue ignitions of the Mariposa Grove prescribed fire on Wednesday October 11, 2016, resource availability, weather, and air quality permitting. Ignitions will take approximately three days with an additional 7 to 14 days of active burn down. The focus will be near the upper […]

Mariposa Grove Control Burn Well Underway

Mariposa Grove Control Burn Well Underway

Yosemite National Park, CA…Ignition of the 148 acre prescribed fire at Mariposa Grove began Sunday October 2, 2016, a total of 31 acres were complete. Fire personnel will continue working in the lower grove area for mop up and monitoring. The Grove is currently closed to the public because of a major restoration project; burning […]

Prescribed Fire For Mariposa Grove In Yosemite National Park

Prescribed Fire For Mariposa Grove In Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park, CA…Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning a 137 acre Mariposa Grove prescribed fire in the coming weeks, weather and air quality permitting. Ignition will take approximately two to three days with an additional seven to 14 days of active burn down. Smoke will be present during the prescribed fire and in […]

Volunteers Needed For National Public Lands Day

Volunteers Needed For National Public Lands Day

Sonora, CA… To celebrate National Public Lands Day, the Groveland District is hosting a volunteer work day on Saturday, September 24th to repair and resurface a raft and kayak launch at the popular Merals Pool put-in on the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River. Project work will include clearing out brush and downed trees, moving dirt […]

Domestic Violence Shelter Funding And Disaster Tax Relief Extensions Help Victims

Domestic Violence Shelter Funding And Disaster Tax Relief Extensions Help Victims

Sacramento, CA… The Governor signed two bills strongly supported by the Chairwoman of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Fiona Ma, CPA, to help victims of domestic violence and businesses devastated by natural disasters. AB 1399 (Baker) will create a checkoff box on California personal income tax return forms which will allow Californian’s to donate […]

Ahwahnee Meadow Prescribed Burn Now Underway. Yosemite Fire Update

Ahwahnee Meadow Prescribed Burn Now Underway.  Yosemite Fire Update

Yosemite, CA…Ignition of the 62 acre prescribed burn at Ahwahnee Meadow began today; a total of 50 acres were completed. The remaining 12 acres will be scheduled for ignition tomorrow morning, Tuesday September 13, 2016. Smoke will be present during burning operations. Smoke, affecting health, is always a consideration in the decision to schedule prescribed […]

The Lakes Fire In Yosemite Now At 755 Acres

The Lakes Fire In Yosemite Now At 755 Acres

Yosemite, CA…The Lakes Fire in the Chilnualna Lakes area, between Turner Meadow and Buena Vista Peak, is a lightning caused fire that is being managed for multiple objectives. An aerial flight was performed on September 10, 2016 and the fire was reported to be 755 acres in size. The fire had previously spread to the […]

Ahwahnee Meadow Prescribed Burn

Ahwahnee Meadow Prescribed Burn

Yosemite, CA…Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning a 61 acre Ahwahnee Meadow prescribed burn in the coming week. Ignition will take approximately one day and an additional two to four days of active burn down. Smoke will be present during the prescribed fire and in Yosemite Valley. Fire managers are working with the Mariposa […]

U.S. Forest Service Enacts Temporary Fire Restrictions In High Hazard Areas

U.S. Forest Service Enacts Temporary Fire Restrictions In High Hazard Areas

Sonora, Calif. June 30, 2016…Due to high fire danger, temporary fire restrictions are in effect in High Hazard Areas on the Stanislaus National Forest (STF) July 1 through the end of the official 2016 fire season. Forest Order 16-2016-3 prohibits campfires, briquette barbecues and smoking outside developed campgrounds, as well as welding and blasting activities […]

Wild Land Fire Season Is Only A Few Months Away

Wild Land Fire Season Is Only A Few Months Away

Jackson Ca Fire Season is right around the corner once again. Time to get out and get your Property in a Fire Safe Condition. I cannot emphasize it enough to clear back from your homes as far as reasonably possible. The more Defensible Space you have the better off you are. Clear all ground and […]

Yosemite Gold Country Featured in National Geographic Campaign, Reaching Millions. Video Update With Lisa Mayo

Yosemite Gold Country Featured in National Geographic Campaign, Reaching Millions. Video Update With Lisa Mayo

Sonora, CA…The Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau worked with National Geographic’s Digital Nomad, Robert Reid, on a feature of Yosemite Gold Country this autumn using Yosemite National Park’s milestone anniversary as a news peg. Robert Reid, an award-winning travel writer who is a member of National Geographic Travel’s Editorial Council as well as a contributing Digital […]

Rim Fire Audio Tour

Rim Fire Audio Tour

Sonora Ca. Source: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/stanislaus/home/?cid=stelprd3845549 In the wake of the third largest wildfire in California’s history, Stanislaus National Forest is rising from the ashes. Join us on our road to recovery and learn how mega-fires are impacting landscapes across the west. The Rim Fire is a compelling story about a wildland fire that blazed through Stanislaus […]

Prescribed Fire Planned in Yosemite National Park (October 2015)

Prescribed Fire Planned in Yosemite National Park (October 2015)

Yosemite Ca October 22, 2015 Fire Scheduled To Occur On or Before October 28, 2015 Yosemite National Park Fire Managers are planning a prescribed fire in Yosemite National Park on or before Wednesday, October 28, 2015, weather and conditions permitting. There are two locations being considered for this prescribed burn and the final decision will […]

Pine Mountain Lake Tennis Court and Mailhouse Vandalism

Pine Mountain Lake Tennis Court and Mailhouse Vandalism

Groveland Ca. The Tennis Court and Mailhouse near Pine Mountain Drive and Rock Canyon Way were recently vandalized. Recently the Tennis Court entry lock was super-glued shut and several mailbox locks at the Rock Canyon Mailhouse were super-glued as well. The damage is costly and the matter is currently under investigation. Affected members should report […]