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U.S. Forest Service Allows Logging In 52 Square Miles Of Forests Burned By Rim Fire

The highly awaited decision came amid a standoff between environmentalists and supporters of the timber industry over what to do with the trees that died in the massive Rim Fire, which started Aug. 17, 2013, and burned more than 400 square miles of the Stanislaus National Forest

08/27/2014

The August blaze burned over 250,000 acres of land in the Sierra Nevadas. (Getty Images)

Replant After Wildfire Or Let Nature Take Over?

Nearly a year since a historic wildfire charred a huge swath of California’s High Sierra, debate rages over what to do with millions of dead trees left in its wake: truck them to lumber mills or let nature to take its course?

08/03/2014

View of the Bald Fire in Lassen. (Source: U.S. Forest Service-Pacific Southwest Region, Fire & Aviation Management)

Spate Of Wildfires Force Gov. Brown To Declare State Of Emergency

Thousands of federal, state and local firefighters on Saturday were feverishly attacking at least six major wildfires in central and far northern California that prompted evacuations, while blazes in the Pacific Northwest destroyed a handful of homes.

08/02/2014

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Lightning Sparks Dozens Of New Fires In Northern California

Firefighters in Northern California are getting little rest after lightning sparked dozens of new wildfires, including a blaze in rural Modoc County that has forced the evacuation of about 120 people.

08/01/2014

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Yosemite Wildfire Weakened, Evacuations To End

A day of big firefighting gains against a wildfire in Yosemite National Park means the last evacuations will soon end and threats to a rare grove of giant sequoias will shrink further.

08/01/2014

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Fire Near Yosemite Did Not Advance Closer To Sequoia Grove Overnight

The section of a wildfire burning close to one of Yosemite National Park’s treasured giant sequoia groves died down and got no closer to the grove, park officials said Thursday morning.

07/31/2014

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Yosemite Fire 34% Contained, 50 Homes Remain Under Evacuation Orders

Fire crews are working to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.

07/30/2014

View of the Sand Fire. (Source: CHP Placerville)

Sand Fire: 13 Homes Destroyed, Containment Grows To 65 Percent

Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

07/27/2014

Engraving of Mirror Lake, Yosemite Valley, CA.

Yosemite National Park Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Yosemite National Park is celebrating the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Yosemite Grant Act, which protected Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove.

06/30/2014

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Explore The Best Campgrounds In America’s National Parks

If you’re planning a road trip to a new camping destination this summer, gas up. Here are a few of America’s best for you to explore.

06/30/2014

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Best Summer Backpacking Trips In America

While it’s important to understand how to be prepared and stay safe during a backpacking trip, even if it’s only for the day, there’s a wealth of natural beauty to explore throughout the country. The following are just five of the best summer backpacking trips in America.

04/22/2014

GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 24:  Firefighters douse a spot fire as they battle the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yosemite Now Fully Reopened Following Rim Fire

Nearly eight months after the massive Rim Fire lit up the forests in and around Yosemite, the park announced that all areas within the park have been reopened.

04/02/2014

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