• Rainbow over Half Dome


    National Park California

Fire Management: 2009 Season

boundary map with major fires mapped
2009 Fire Season: View perimeter outlines of the 2009 season's fires.
Click on the above map to link to a Big Meadow Prescribed Fire webpage.
boundary map with fires marked with diamonds
2009 Fire Season: View the last fire map produced for the 2009 season.

Did You Know?

The Bachelor and Three Graces

Giant sequoias are a fire adapted species. Their bark is fire resistant and fire helps open the sequoia cone and scatter the tiny seeds. Fire also clears forest debris from the mineral soil and provides a nutrient rich seed bed as well as clearing competing species.