Winter Pile Burning Beginning in Yosemite National Park

Winter Pile Burning Beginning in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite, CA…Yosemite National Park will begin winter pile burning once conditions are favorable, after a significant cooling trend and an increase in precipitation occurs over the area.  Pile burning is an efficient and effective tool for reducing excessive fuel build up on the landscape. These piles are remnants of mechanical thinning from forestry operations and […]

Ebbetts, Sonora & Tioga Mountain Passes Closing Temporarily Ahead of Winter Storm

Ebbetts, Sonora & Tioga Mountain Passes Closing Temporarily Ahead of Winter Storm

Arnold, CA…Caltrans is scheduled to temporarily close Route 4 over Ebbetts Pass and Route 108 over Sonora Pass at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, due to incoming inclement weather forecast for the Sierra Nevada. The National Weather Service indicates that 4”-8” of snow is possible over mountain routes. Route 4 will close at […]

Mountain Passes Update….Carson & Ebbetts Open, Sonora & Tioga Closed

Mountain Passes Update….Carson & Ebbetts Open, Sonora & Tioga Closed

Arnold, CA…The early season storm has temporarily closed Hwy 120 Tioga pass and Hwy 108 Sonora Pass. Hwy 4 Ebbetts Pass has controls in effect over the summit. Hwy 88 Carson Pass had controls in place until a few minutes ago but has just dropped requirements. Drive Safe & Carry Chains, Blankets, Water & Food […]

Yosemite National Park Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Start August 20th

Yosemite National Park Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Start August 20th

Yosemite, CA…Yosemite National Park is experiencing high fire danger, along with continued hot and dry weather patterns. Due to the current and predicted fire conditions and fire behavior, the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park will be implementing Stage I fire restrictions until further notice is given. By order of the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park […]

Stanislaus National Forest Plans Prescribed Underburn for on Groveland Ranger District

Stanislaus National Forest Plans Prescribed Underburn for on Groveland Ranger District

Groveland, CA…The Stanislaus National Forest provides the following information about planned prescribed underburns on the forest. The Bear Mountain Underburn, Groveland Ranger District. Located about 22 miles east of Groveland along Forest Road 1S03, in the vicinity of Ackerson and Bear Mountain, Township 1S, Range 19E. Smoke may be visible from Hwy. 120 and Evergreen […]

You Can Stay at the Ahwahnee Hotel, Visit Curry Village & Ski at Badger Pass Once Again

You Can Stay at the Ahwahnee Hotel, Visit Curry Village & Ski at Badger Pass Once Again

Yosemite, CA…Lawsuit Settled Between National Park Service, DNC Parks and Resorts, and Yosemite Hospitality, LLC Over Trademarks and Service Marks. DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. (Delaware North), the United States of America, and Yosemite Hospitality, LLC (Aramark) have settled the lawsuit filed by Delaware North related to Delaware North’s former concession contract at […]

Defensible Space Inspections Begin on June 10th, 2019 in Yosemite Area

Defensible Space Inspections Begin on June 10th, 2019 in Yosemite Area

Yosemite, CA….Are you fire ready? Defensible space inspections will begin in the park on June 10th. Creating defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. It is the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surround it. This […]

Yosemite Conservancy’s Outdoor Adventures Inspire Park Visitors

Yosemite Conservancy’s Outdoor Adventures Inspire Park Visitors

Yosemite National Park, CA…Discover Yosemite National Park through the eyes of naturalist guides with lifetimes of Yosemite experience and insider knowledge on one of Yosemite Conservancy’s unforgettable Outdoor Adventures with proceeds going to restoring trails and habitat, protecting vulnerable wildlife and park educational programs. Students from the Yosemite Leadership Program (one of the youth programs […]

Pre-Emptive Road Closures in Burn Scar Areas

Pre-Emptive Road Closures in Burn Scar Areas

Mariposa, CA…Caltrans, the National Weather Service (NWS) and several other agencies and partners are teaming up to bring a proactive approach to weather forecasting and its impact on California’s transportation network. Caltrans District 10 (Stockton) and the NWS Hanford office in Central California are co-piloting the “Prepare Program” in Mariposa County. This program calls for […]

Morning Road Conditions & Chain Control Update for March 8th

Morning Road Conditions & Chain Control Update for March 8th

Arnold, CA…You will need to chain up or engage the 4wd this morning to make it to the slopes. On Hwy 88 they have it open through the Carson Spur area and controls are in effect above Dew Drop Inn. Hwy 26 is still closed for repairs. Bear Valley devotees will need traction aids above […]

Thunderstorm Warning from National Weather Service Sacramento

Thunderstorm Warning from National Weather Service Sacramento

Arnold, CA…At 308 PM PST, scattered strong thunderstorms were located near San Andreas south to near Sonora and La Grange, moving northeast at 30 mph. Half inch hail is possible with these storm along with heavy rain. Locations impacted include…Sonora, Jackson, San Andreas, Calaveras Big Trees SP, Paloma, Big Bend Summit, Ione, Valley Springs, Rail […]

Hwy 140 Reopens Through Ferguson Fire Burn Scar

Hwy 140 Reopens Through Ferguson Fire Burn Scar

Mariposa, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) re-opened State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2019. The road was pre-emptively closed due to an incoming storm at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, and remained closed for approximately 19 hours. This […]

Caltrans to Close Hwy 140 Through Ferguson Fire Burn Scar at 3pm Today

Caltrans to Close Hwy 140 Through Ferguson Fire Burn Scar at 3pm Today

Mariposa County, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a pre-emptive closure of State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. This is due to an ongoing storm that could impact the roadway, and the closure is scheduled for the sake of […]

Roads Into Yosemite Should Reopen After Noon Today.

Roads Into Yosemite Should Reopen After Noon Today.

Yosemite, CA…All roads closed due to heavy snow and fallen trees at least until noon on Wednesday, February 6 Yosemite has received heavy snow, which has caused numerous trees to fall. As a result all roads are currently closed. Call 209/372-0200 (then 1, 1) to check current road status. People in Yosemite should stay indoors […]

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