• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

Fire Videos

Firefighters stand in a silhouette

Best Intentions
Lots of Learning Experiences: We now know that giant sequoia groves need to burn in order to be saved. Learn how early park managers discovered the importance of fire the hard way, and see how fire is carefully managed today. (26 minutes)

 
People stoke a fire to begin burning a meadow
Restoring a Meadow
Local American Indians, park fire managers, and blackberry weeders team up to save a meadow in danger of losing its unique native plants. (7 minutes)
 
Firefighter stands in Yosemite landscape

Study the Scientist
Fire archeologist Jun Kinoshita assists the Resource Advisor Program, providing resource information--such as vulnerable plant or animal species, or cultural resources--before and after wildland fire incidents and prescribed burns. (3 minutes 40 seconds)

Did You Know?

NatureBridge students learning something new from their instructor.

For over 40 years, NatureBridge has served over 40,000 youth and adults annually through a unique variety of environmental education programs at their national park campuses in California and Washington, including their Yosemite National Park campus.