• Rainbow over Half Dome


    National Park California

Fire Photos

Rainbow colors show progression of fire on Yosemite topo map
Slope Fire: Progression map as of Oct. 1
Colors designate fire's spread on park map
Vernon Fire: Progression map as of Sept. 29.
Vernon and Slope fires: Two smoke plumes across blue sky
View two lighting-caused wildfires in this one photo: Vernon Fire smoke plume on left and Slope Fire plume in distance on right.  Photo taken from Moraine Ridge, northwest of Lake Vernon, on the first weekend in September.
Forest scene with fire and smoke
Firefighters observe fire behavior--creeping and smoldering--in Vernon Fire in early September.

Did You Know?

YLP Students in 2010

The Yosemite Leadership Program partners with UC Merced, to bring students to the park each summer for hands-on professional development through internships. Students work alongside scientists, educators, interpreters, business managers, and many other professionals of the NPS and park partner organizations. Some go on to become National Park Service rangers.