We want to keep you connected with what is happening in Yosemite National Park. Below is a list of our blogs-each one with a different focus and written by employees and volunteers with an interest in communicating to you what is happening in their field of expertise.
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Yosemite Ranger Notes: Ranger-naturalists have been interpreting the natural and cultural resources of Yosemite for park visitors for nearly a century. In this blog, some of Yosemite's park rangers share recent observations from around Yosemite.
Yosemite Fire Information and Updates: During the summer, we'll post updates and information about fires in Yosemite. This will include information about planned prescribed burns as well as natural fires ignited by lightning.
Search and Rescue: Lessons from the Field: Each year, park rangers and search and rescue (SAR) personnel respond to approximately 250 emergency incidents in Yosemite National Park. The park's Preventive Search and Rescue (PSAR) program posts selected SAR incident reports on this blog in the hopes that readers can learn from the experiences of others.
Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Report: This blog features weekly updates about winter conditions in the greater Tuolumne Meadows area (updated during winter only).
Additional Blog Written by one of Yosemite's Park Partners
Throughout the year, read through Yosemite Conservancy's resident naturalist's account of Yosemite phenology, park happenings, observations from the field, and other related notes.
Did You Know?
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.