Community and Infrastructure Protection Strategy: Amending Yosemite‘s Fire Management Plan (2017)Yosemite National Park is seeking input regarding a proposed amendment to its Fire Management Plan to align it with current federal wildland fire policy (the Guidance for Implementation of Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy, February 2009).
Federal wildland fire policy states that "...the full range of strategic and tactical options is available and considered in response to every wildland fire." This policy change made the park's "suppression" and "fire use" zones obsolete. Thus, the park is proposing to amend its fire management plan to allow fire managers to apply the flexibility provided in current federal guidance. The amendment would implement a Community Protection Strategy around the six wildland urban interface communities as well as other important infrastructure development in and adjacent to Yosemite.