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Torching trees on the Ferguson Fire - photo NPS is now the largest fire in the history of the Sierra National Forest, say officials, Dozers are working to complete the line east of Badger Pass, tying the fire into the Grouse Fire scar. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for. Scoping meeting there big priority for FY16 after failed efforts in 14 and , want to supply more geologic maps of the area for context; GMAP 14 . DEPO, Devils Postpile National Monument, Sierra Nevada Network, Pacific. NPS BIG Meet Done. Comment. 1, views. 0 faves. 0 comments. Taken on August 24, All rights reserved · Canon EOS 5D Mark II. EF50mm f/
The closure includes Hetch Hetchy. When the park does open these areas, limited visitor services will be available inside Yosemite Valley, including campgrounds, lodging, and food service operations.
Yosemite Valley has been closed since July 25 due to smoke impacts and for firefighting operations along El Portal Road and the Wawona Road. Non-essential personnel in Yosemite Valley were evacuated Friday due to hazardous road conditions, smoke and a loss of power, say park officials. Yosemite National Park is working closely with the Incident Management Team and continues to assess park conditions daily.
For updated hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please callpress 1 and press 1 again. Air quality issues At 1 p. They plan to reopen today, Aug.
If you plan on visiting a County office over the next few days please call ahead to check the status of that office. For information on air quality specific to Mariposa County visit http: For additional information on air quality you can visit the AirNow website or the air fire smoke page. The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has also warned that a health caution is in place and smoke impacts will continue until the fire is extinguished.
Wildfire smoke is a mixture of gases and fine, microscopic particles that can cause health problems including triggering asthma attacks, aggravating chronic heart and lung diseases, and increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke. People with existing respiratory conditions, young children and elderly people are especially susceptible to the health effects from these pollutants.
Anyone being exposed to poor air quality or wildfire smoke should move inside to an air-conditioned environment.
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If community members see new fire activity, they are asked to callnot the fire information line. As of July 21, there are fire restrictions in place on the Sierra National Forest. Please read and be informed before you use any type of fire in the forest. Please be aware of heavy fire equipment moving through the area. There is also a base camp set up on the Stanislaus National Forest. Cal Fire exited Unified Command as of 6 a.
Cal Fire remains committed to the Ferguson Incident as an assisting agency. For information about the fire please call The Ferguson Fire started on Friday, July 13, at 8: The cause remains under investigation. Area residents can expect to see increased smoke during the next few days as firing operations continue and the high pressure system over the fire weakens. Residents can monitor the latest air quality and health advisories at: This closure is based on the current and expected fire behavior and will be in effect until Sept.
Click here for details and a map of the closure. Be sure you are signed up to receive alerts when wildfire or other emergencies threaten. Highway reopens at 1 p. Highway is now open from Briceburg to Yosemite National Park. Mandatory evacuations remain in place for: If you are in a Mandatory Evacuation or Advisory Area and may require assistance with evacuation transportation due to special needs or medical issues, please contact Human Services toll free at as soon as possible.
Planning ahead will help with a safe and timely evacuation. If no one answers, leave a message. Kirby Trailhead on FM Description: The Big Thicket can seem like a very different world in the dark.
Engage your senses and learn about nocturnal wildlife on this 1. Meet at the Kirby Trailhead with water, good walking shoes, and a flashlight or headlamp with a red lens. The trailhead is located on FM2. Free and open to public Cardinal Cruise-Sept. Riverfront Park in Beaumont Description: Explore the Neches River and mile bayou on a pontoon boat!
Learn about the natural and cultural history of the area while watching for egrets, ospreys, alligators, and other wildlife on this 2-hour tour.
Meet at Riverfront Park in Beaumont. Fees apply; call or go to www. The Kirby Nature Trail connects a series of diverse ecosystems: Join a ranger to explore and learn about the plants, animals, fungi, and ecology of this area. Meet at the Kirby Trailhead on FM Bring water and insect repellent. Open to the public NPS Program: Early Big Thicket residents used native plants for food, medicine, and many other purposes.
Join a ranger to learn more about these at this indoor program. Celebrate this historic event at a fun, educational program at the Big Thicket National Preserve visitor center. Test your knowledge of the national parks and compete for prizes. The Big Thicket can seem like a very different world after sunset.
Engage your senses and learn about nocturnal wildlife on this 1-mile night hike.
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Meet at the Sundew Trailhead with water, good walking shoes, and a flashlight or headlamp with a red lens. The trailhead is located on CR0. You can do these and more, safely, at our afternoon program featuring the skins and skulls of many Big Thicket animals. Sundew Trailhead, CR0.
The fun of exploring the Big Thicket lies in discovery.
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Join a ranger to look for carnivorous plants, blooming wildflowers, animal signs, and more on this 1-mile hike. Meet at the Sundew Trailhead with water and good walking shoes.
Open to public Sundew closeup; Photo by Michael J. Marysee Prairie Preserve--see map for directions Contact: