• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

Yosemite Nature Notes Special Feature: People in Yosemite

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Low intensity fire in Yosemite

Natural fires in Yosemite are often no more than a single burning snag (standing dead tree) or a slow moving, low intensity fire that cleans underbrush from the forest floor. These fires prevent unwanted fires by removing accumulating forest debris that can fuel a larger fire in hot, dry conditions.