Are there any fires in Yosemite right now?

Are there any fires in Yosemite right now?

Yosemite Fire Update, August 28, 2021 Currently there are four active fires, and these have all been contained or in the process of being contained using control lines and natural barriers.

Did Yosemite National Park burn?

As of August 19th, Yosemite has had 43 fires started by lightning and 11 human-caused fires for the 2021 calendar year.

What is the current air quality in Yosemite National Park?

What is the current air quality in Yosemite Valley?

Pollutants Concentration
PM2.5 2.6 µg/m³

Is there smoke at Yosemite?

Smoke from Regional fires may be seen throughout Yosemite. This minimizes impacts in the wilderness while allowing the healthy ecological effects of natural fire.

What parts of Yosemite are closed?

The following areas remain closed: Yosemite Valley, El Portal Road, Wawona Road, Big Oak Flat Road, Glacier Point, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias, Wawona Campground, Crane Flat Campground, Tamarack Campground, and several other sections of the Park.

What year did Yosemite burn?

When the Rim Fire burned 256,000 acres of the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park in 2013, it exposed the impacts that high intensity wildfires are having on watersheds, wildlife, and carbon storage.

Which national parks are closed due to fires?

These Are the 18 California National Forests Closed Due to…

  • Angeles National Forest.
  • Cleveland National Forest.
  • Eldorado National Forest (under a separate closure order through September 30)
  • Inyo National Forest.
  • Klamath National Forest.
  • Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.
  • Lassen National Forest.

Why is the air quality bad in Yosemite right now?

Yosemite’s worst days of visibility and air quality are due to smoke. Yosemite is a fire-adapted ecosystem and fire is a natural and beneficial agent of change. Yosemite fire managers work hard to minimize impacts of smoke on public health while maximizing benefits of fire to forest resources.

Is the air bad in Yosemite?

Yosemite National Park offers world-famous views and ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. During summer and fall, ozone and smoke can degrade the air quality, reducing visibility and posing a health concern, especially for sensitive people.

Why is there so much smoke in Yosemite?

Smoke is often present during fire season, as Yosemite and the surrounding area is adapted to burn between July and November, or until the rains arrive. …