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)

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