Yosemite Stock Photographs, Prints and Video: Blog http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog en-us (C) Yosemite Stock Photographs, Prints and Video halfdome@gmail.com (Yosemite Stock Photographs, Prints and Video) Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:04:00 GMT Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:04:00 GMT http://www.yosemiteprints.org/img/s/v-5/u615803733-o436482172-50.jpg Yosemite Stock Photographs, Prints and Video: Blog http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog 80 120 Yosemite National Park Friday, July 13th, 2018 http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/7/yosemite-national-park-friday-july-13th-2018 Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Friday, July 13th, 2018

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Near the crest, showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Highs 79 to 87 at 5000 feet...67 to 73 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Near the crest, chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of showers after midnight, chance of precipitation 50 percent. Lows 62 to 70 at 5000 feet...50 to 58 at 8000 feet.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. Near the crest, slight chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 82 to 90 at 5000 feet...70 to 76 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

White Wolf Campground Open Today

White Wolf Campground will open Friday, July 13th. White Wolf is first come, first served and is $18 per night, per site. Maximum acceptable RV length is 27 feet; maximum acceptable trailer length is 24 feet. Please call 209-372-0266 for current Yosemite campground status.  (E. Bissmeyer)

 

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RECENT NEWS

 

Yosemite National Park Employees Receive Department of the Interior Valor Award - Yosemite News Release July 11, 2018

Park Rangers Jesse McGahey and Philip N. Johnson, and Firefighter Nick Bliss recognized for heroic actions, courage, and professionalism

 

Three Yosemite National Park employees were honored on July 4th by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke at the 73rd Honor Award Convocation Ceremony in Washington, D.C. Park Ranger Jesse McGahey, Park Ranger Philip N. Johnson, and Firefighter/Paramedic Nick Bliss received the Valor Award of the Department of the Interior for heroic actions, courage, and professionalism exhibited in the line of duty.

 

On September 27, 2017, the park received a 911 call of climbers injured in a catastrophic rockfall event originating from the South side of El Capitan. Due to a high potential of additional rockfall events off of El Capitan, Park Ranger McGahey was inserted to the scene of the injured parties via helicopter short haul and was the first Ranger and Park Medic on scene. One patient had been helped out of the zone of immediate danger from an additional rockfall. Ranger McGahey worked to stabilize and package the patient, who was suffering from life-threatening injuries. 

 

Another injured climber was still in the zone of immediate danger from another rockfall event. Park Ranger Johnson and Firefighter/Paramedic Bliss were inserted into the rockfall zone via short haul to assess and treat the second patient. This patient had succumbed to his injuries, but the rescuers were able to extract and rescue his body before an additional rockfall came down.  

 

Ranger McGahey, Ranger Johnson, and Firefighter Bliss entered an unpredictable rockfall zone at the base of El Capitan at great personal risk in order to provide medical aid, rescue and recover their patients.

 

“Park Rangers and Firefighters perform courageous acts that often save the lives of park visitors,” stated Chief Ranger Kevin Killian. “The critical actions, performed professionally under unpredictable and dangerous conditions by Jesse, Philip, and Nick on September 27 were instrumental in saving a life. We are extremely proud to have these three distinguished individuals as part of the Yosemite National Park staff.”

 

The Valor Award is presented to Department of the Interior employees who have demonstrated unusual courage involving a high degree of personal risk in the face of danger. The act of heroism is not required to be related to official duties or to have occurred at the official duty station. Recipients receive a special certificate and citation signed by the Secretary and an engraved gold Valor award medal.  (J. Richards)

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Sierra Nevada Network Summer Newsletter Available

The Sierra Nevada Monitor summer newsletter for the Inventory & Monitoring Program is now available and can be downloaded at http://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/DownloadFile/602564.

 

Learn about: The greening of mountain lakes – Why are some mountain lakes in the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains showing increased algal growth and what are we doing to understand this issue? iPhone users can download an app to help document these changes when hiking to mountain lakes.  (L. Mutch)

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Scenic Vista Work Plan Available Online

The Scenic Vista Management Plan reestablishes and maintains Yosemite National Park's iconic views, protects meadows and black oak woodlands. Tree trimming and removal will occur at several locations identified in the Scenic Vista Management workplan available online https://www.nps.gov/yose/getinvolved/sv-info.htm    Work this year will occur at notable iconic vistas such as Valley View, various views of Bridalveil Fall and El Capitan. Please watch for workers and give them space. Contact Garrett Dickman garrett_dickman@nps.gov 379-3282 with questions or comments.  (G. Dickman)

 

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CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS

 

Art Activity Center

From late June through mid-July,  wetland restoration is occurring at the site of the demolished Art Activity Center to return less than 1 acre of seasonal wetland at the former building site. Crew will be re-shaping the topography of the wetland area and replacing the construction fencing with split rail fencing in July, then planting native plants in autumn.

 

Sentinel Meadow Boardwalk

From late June through mid-July, riverbank restoration is occurring in Sentinel Meadow in a less than 0.25 acre area. Crew will add fences to protect unstable riverbanks, protect vegetation, and define a viewing area of Yosemite Falls in July, then plant native plants in autumn. Portions of boardwalk will be temporarily closed for repair and safety

 

Ahwahnee Meadow

From mid-July to early September, wetland restoration will occur at the southwest corner of Ahwahnee Meadow, to improve hydrology, native plant communities, and wildlife habitat in a less than 5 acre area. Staff will use heavy equipment to remove about 800-1,200 cubic yards of imported fill and contour the site for uninterrupted water flow. Staff will broadcast native seed and mulch in the area in autumn. The project is highly visible to the public and to Aramark staff housing.  (G. Dickman)

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Yosemite National Park Thursday, July 12th, 2018 http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/7/yosemite-national-park-thursday-july-12th-2018 Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Near the crest, showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Highs 80 to 88 at 5000 feet...69 to 75 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Near the crest, slight chance of showers after midnight. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Lows 63 to 71 at 5000 feet...51 to 59 at 8000 feet.

Friday: Slight chance of showers in the morning. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Near the crest, showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Highs 80 to 88 at 5000 feet...69 to 75 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

Yosemite National Park Employees Receive Department of the Interior Valor Award - Yosemite News Release July 11, 2018

Park Rangers Jesse McGahey and Philip N. Johnson, and Firefighter Nick Bliss recognized for heroic actions, courage, and professionalism

 

Three Yosemite National Park employees were honored on July 4th by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke at the 73rd Honor Award Convocation Ceremony in Washington, D.C. Park Ranger Jesse McGahey, Park Ranger Philip N. Johnson, and Firefighter/Paramedic Nick Bliss received the Valor Award of the Department of the Interior for heroic actions, courage, and professionalism exhibited in the line of duty.

 

On September 27, 2017, the park received a 911 call of climbers injured in a catastrophic rockfall event originating from the South side of El Capitan. Due to a high potential of additional rockfall events off of El Capitan, Park Ranger McGahey was inserted to the scene of the injured parties via helicopter short haul and was the first Ranger and Park Medic on scene. One patient had been helped out of the zone of immediate danger from an additional rockfall. Ranger McGahey worked to stabilize and package the patient, who was suffering from life-threatening injuries. 

 

Another injured climber was still in the zone of immediate danger from another rockfall event. Park Ranger Johnson and Firefighter/Paramedic Bliss were inserted into the rockfall zone via short haul to assess and treat the second patient. This patient had succumbed to his injuries, but the rescuers were able to extract and rescue his body before an additional rockfall came down.  

 

Ranger McGahey, Ranger Johnson, and Firefighter Bliss entered an unpredictable rockfall zone at the base of El Capitan at great personal risk in order to provide medical aid, rescue and recover their patients.

 

“Park Rangers and Firefighters perform courageous acts that often save the lives of park visitors,” stated Chief Ranger Kevin Killian. “The critical actions, performed professionally under unpredictable and dangerous conditions by Jesse, Philip, and Nick on September 27 were instrumental in saving a life. We are extremely proud to have these three distinguished individuals as part of the Yosemite National Park staff.”

 

The Valor Award is presented to Department of the Interior employees who have demonstrated unusual courage involving a high degree of personal risk in the face of danger. The act of heroism is not required to be related to official duties or to have occurred at the official duty station. Recipients receive a special certificate and citation signed by the Secretary and an engraved gold Valor award medal.  (J. Richards)

 

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RECENT NEWS

 

Sierra Nevada Network Summer Newsletter Available

The Sierra Nevada Monitor summer newsletter for the Inventory & Monitoring Program is now available and can be downloaded at http://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/DownloadFile/602564.

 

Learn about: The greening of mountain lakes – Why are some mountain lakes in the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains showing increased algal growth and what are we doing to understand this issue? iPhone users can download an app to help document these changes when hiking to mountain lakes.  (L. Mutch)

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Scenic Vista Work Plan Available Online

The Scenic Vista Management Plan reestablishes and maintains Yosemite National Park's iconic views, protects meadows and black oak woodlands. Tree trimming and removal will occur at several locations identified in the Scenic Vista Management workplan available online https://www.nps.gov/yose/getinvolved/sv-info.htm    Work this year will occur at notable iconic vistas such as Valley View, various views of Bridalveil Fall and El Capitan. Please watch for workers and give them space. Contact Garrett Dickman garrett_dickman@nps.gov 379-3282 with questions or comments.  (G. Dickman)

 

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CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS

 

Art Activity Center

From late June through mid-July,  wetland restoration is occurring at the site of the demolished Art Activity Center to return less than 1 acre of seasonal wetland at the former building site. Crew will be re-shaping the topography of the wetland area and replacing the construction fencing with split rail fencing in July, then planting native plants in autumn.

 

Sentinel Meadow Boardwalk

From late June through mid-July, riverbank restoration is occurring in Sentinel Meadow in a less than 0.25 acre area. Crew will add fences to protect unstable riverbanks, protect vegetation, and define a viewing area of Yosemite Falls in July, then plant native plants in autumn. Portions of boardwalk will be temporarily closed for repair and safety

 

Ahwahnee Meadow

From mid-July to early September, wetland restoration will occur at the southwest corner of Ahwahnee Meadow, to improve hydrology, native plant communities, and wildlife habitat in a less than 5 acre area. Staff will use heavy equipment to remove about 800-1,200 cubic yards of imported fill and contour the site for uninterrupted water flow. Staff will broadcast native seed and mulch in the area in autumn. The project is highly visible to the public and to Aramark staff housing.  (G. Dickman)

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Yosemite National Park Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/7/yosemite-national-park-tuesday-july-10th-2018 Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Sunny. Near the crest, a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 82 to 88 at 5000 feet... 72 to 78 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Near the crest, mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows 63 to 71 at 5000 feet...51 to 59 at 8000 feet.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. Near the crest, slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 82 to 88 at 5000 feet...71 to 77 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

Trail Blasting and Periodic Closures Today

Trail crew is planning on blasting a rock slide in Pate Valley the week of July 9th.  There will be periodic trail closures between Pate Valley and Muir Gorge on Tuesday, July 10, and possibly Wednesday, July 11.  There will also be some noise expected in the area. (G. Torres)

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Free Gift

Bring your own mess kit to the Barry Hance Luncheon and the Zero Landfill Initiative will reward you with a special gift. Help make Yosemite the first Zero Landfill park in the country!  (J. Bailey)

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Hooting Owl Lecture Series Today

"Western Artists and Their Influence on The National Parks” by Shirley Spencer

 

Early western exploration of the lands east of the Rocky Mountains revealed a stunning array of ragged mountain ranges, solitary glaciated peaks, incised canyons, enormous trees, and solitary landscapes. Artists were encouraged and employed to depict the new and exciting scenery in watercolor and oil landscapes alerting the American public to the wonders of western lands.  Artists Thomas Ayers, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Hill, William Keith, Thomas Moran, Chris Jorgensen and later Chiura Obata brought the vibrant impressions of the wild lands of the United States to life in their extraordinary renderings of the natural world. Many of these great paintings became a catalyst for the establishment of National Parks in America. Prior to photography, artists became the eyes of a young nation viewing and depicting the splendor of the western landscapes to an eager public. Lecture participants will view many of these great paintings and discuss the impact that many of these famous artists had on the creation of National Parks and National Monuments that Americans are so rightly proud of and enjoy today.

 

This month's Hooting Owl lecture will take place on Tuesday, July 10th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Sierra Nevada Research Station at 7799 Chilnualna Falls Road in Wawona.  Doors open at 6:00.  (J. Cox) 

 

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Sierra Nevada Network Summer Newsletter Available

The Sierra Nevada Monitor summer newsletter for the Inventory & Monitoring Program is now available and can be downloaded at https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/DownloadFile/602564.

 

Learn about: The greening of mountain lakes – Why are some mountain lakes in the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains showing increased algal growth and what are we doing to understand this issue? iPhone users can download an app to help document these changes when hiking to mountain lakes.  (L. Mutch)

_______________________       

 

Scenic Vista Work Plan Available Online

The Scenic Vista Management Plan reestablishes and maintains Yosemite National Park's iconic views, protects meadows and black oak woodlands. Tree trimming and removal will occur at several locations identified in the Scenic Vista Management workplan available online https://www.nps.gov/yose/getinvolved/sv-info.htm    Work this year will occur at notable iconic vistas such as Valley View, various views of Bridalveil Fall and El Capitan. Please watch for workers and give them space. Contact Garrett Dickman garrett_dickman@nps.gov 379-3282 with questions or comments.  (G. Dickman)

 

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CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS

 

Art Activity Center

From late June through mid-July,  wetland restoration is occurring at the site of the demolished Art Activity Center to return less than 1 acre of seasonal wetland at the former building site. Crew will be re-shaping the topography of the wetland area and replacing the construction fencing with split rail fencing in July, then planting native plants in autumn.

 

Sentinel Meadow Boardwalk

From late June through mid-July, riverbank restoration is occurring in Sentinel Meadow in a less than 0.25 acre area. Crew will add fences to protect unstable riverbanks, protect vegetation, and define a viewing area of Yosemite Falls in July, then plant native plants in autumn. Portions of boardwalk will be temporarily closed for repair and safety

 

Ahwahnee Meadow

From mid-July to early September, wetland restoration will occur at the southwest corner of Ahwahnee Meadow, to improve hydrology, native plant communities, and wildlife habitat in a less than 5 acre area. Staff will use heavy equipment to remove about 800-1,200 cubic yards of imported fill and contour the site for uninterrupted water flow. Staff will broadcast native seed and mulch in the area in autumn. The project is highly visible to the public and to Aramark staff housing.  (G. Dickman)

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Yosemite National Park Monday, July 9th, 2018 http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/7/yosemite-national-park-monday-july-9th-2018 Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Monday, July 9th, 2018

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Sunny. Near the crest, chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Highs 84 to 90 at 5000 feet...73 to 79 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Near the crest, a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 63 to 73 at 5000 feet...51 to 61 at 8000 feet.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Near the crest, slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 83 to 89 at 5000 feet... 73 to 79 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

Hooting Owl Lecture Series Tuesday

"Western Artists and Their Influence on The National Parks” by Shirley Spencer

 

Early western exploration of the lands east of the Rocky Mountains revealed a stunning array of ragged mountain ranges, solitary glaciated peaks, incised canyons, enormous trees, and solitary landscapes. Artists were encouraged and employed to depict the new and exciting scenery in watercolor and oil landscapes alerting the American public to the wonders of western lands.  Artists Thomas Ayers, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Hill, William Keith, Thomas Moran, Chris Jorgensen and later Chiura Obata brought the vibrant impressions of the wild lands of the United States to life in their extraordinary renderings of the natural world. Many of these great paintings became a catalyst for the establishment of National Parks in America. Prior to photography, artists became the eyes of a young nation viewing and depicting the splendor of the western landscapes to an eager public. Lecture participants will view many of these great paintings and discuss the impact that many of these famous artists had on the creation of National Parks and National Monuments that Americans are so rightly proud of and enjoy today.

 

This month's Hooting Owl lecture will take place on Tuesday, July 10th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Sierra Nevada Research Station at 7799 Chilnualna Falls Road in Wawona.  Doors open at 6:00.  (J. Cox)

_______________________       

 

Sierra Nevada Network Summer Newsletter Available

The Sierra Nevada Monitor summer newsletter for the Inventory & Monitoring Program is now available and can be downloaded at https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/DownloadFile/602564.

 

Learn about: The greening of mountain lakes – Why are some mountain lakes in the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains showing increased algal growth and what are we doing to understand this issue? iPhone users can download an app to help document these changes when hiking to mountain lakes.  (L. Mutch)

_______________________       

 

Scenic Vista Work Plan Available Online

The Scenic Vista Management Plan reestablishes and maintains Yosemite National Park's iconic views, protects meadows and black oak woodlands. Tree trimming and removal will occur at several locations identified in the Scenic Vista Management workplan available online https://www.nps.gov/yose/getinvolved/sv-info.htm    Work this year will occur at notable iconic vistas such as Valley View, various views of Bridalveil Fall and El Capitan. Please watch for workers and give them space. Contact Garrett Dickman garrett_dickman@nps.gov 379-3282 with questions or comments.  (G. Dickman)

 

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CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS

 

Trail Blasting and Periodic Closures 7/10 and 7/11

Trail crew is planning on blasting a rock slide in Pate Valley the week of July 9th.  There will be periodic trail closures between Pate Valley and Muir Gorge on Tuesday, July 10, and possibly Wednesday, July 11.  There will also be some noise expected in the area. (G. Torres) 

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Art Activity Center

From late June through mid-July,  wetland restoration is occurring at the site of the demolished Art Activity Center to return less than 1 acre of seasonal wetland at the former building site. Crew will be re-shaping the topography of the wetland area and replacing the construction fencing with split rail fencing in July, then planting native plants in autumn.

 

Sentinel Meadow Boardwalk

From late June through mid-July, riverbank restoration is occurring in Sentinel Meadow in a less than 0.25 acre area. Crew will add fences to protect unstable riverbanks, protect vegetation, and define a viewing area of Yosemite Falls in July, then plant native plants in autumn. Portions of boardwalk will be temporarily closed for repair and safety

 

Ahwahnee Meadow

From mid-July to early September, wetland restoration will occur at the southwest corner of Ahwahnee Meadow, to improve hydrology, native plant communities, and wildlife habitat in a less than 5 acre area. Staff will use heavy equipment to remove about 800-1,200 cubic yards of imported fill and contour the site for uninterrupted water flow. Staff will broadcast native seed and mulch in the area in autumn. The project is highly visible to the public and to Aramark staff housing.  (G. Dickman)

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Yosemite National Park Thursday, July 5th, 2018 http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/7/yosemite-national-park-thursday-july-5th-2018 Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Sunny. Near the crest, haze in the afternoon. Highs 80 to 85 at 5000 feet...67 to 73 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Near the crest, haze in the evening. Lows 58 to 68 at 5000 feet...48 to 56 at 8000 feet.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 86 to 91 at 5000 feet...71 to 79 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

Yosemite Bear Facts June 17 To June 30

2017 Total Bear Incidents: 3

2017 Total Property Damage: $450

 

Compared to this week in 2017 (the lowest year on record for bear incidents), bear incidents in 2018 are down by 63% and damage amounts (in dollars) are down by 39%.

 

Compared to this week in 1998 (when incidents in the park peaked), bear incidents in 2018 are down by 99%, and damages are down by 99.7%.

 

Bear Activity Summary: The beginning of June marked the first bear incidents in Yosemite including a bear damaging an unoccupied tent at the Crane Flat Campground, an unattended pack in Yosemite Valley and another pack at Lake Vernon. These incidents occurred because food or attractants (items that smell including in opened or unopened packaging) were left unattended.

 

Even with fewer bear incidents than usual, bear activity is still relatively high throughout the park. Bears have been reported in all major areas of the park, and much of the wilderness. When out hiking or camping in bear country, it is important to always keep food within arm’s reach or to store food properly in a sealed bear resistant canister or food storage locker.

 

Red Bear, Dead Bear: A bear was hit by a vehicle on the Glacier Point Road. Please help protect wildlife by obeying speed limits and being prepared to stop for animals in roadways. A map of bear-hit-by-vehicle hotspots, along with other Yosemite Bear Information can be viewed at: www.KeepBearsWild.org.

 

Fascinating Bear Fact: Bears shed calluses on the soles of their feet when they hibernate, so when they first emerge from their den, a bear’s paws are very sensitive.

 

Please report bear incidents and sightings. Call the Save-A-Bear Hotline at 209-372-0322 or e-mail yose_bear_mgmt@nps.gov.

 

Other Wildlife Sightings: This week marked the first fawns of the season being born in Yosemite Valley. Fawns are born relatively scentless and are camouflaged to hide from predators. When approached by a human their natural response is to remain still and silent, and try to hide. Adult female deer do not remain close to their fawns in order to prevent drawing attention to them, but do return throughout the day to nurse. If you find a fawn, keep your distance and do not approach it. It’s mother will be back for it. If you disturb or move a fawn, the mother will not be able to find it.  (C. Lee-Roney)

 

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RECENT NEWS

 

Housing Office Closed Through Monday

For any immediate housing needs Lorene Schafer​ ​can be reached,​ ​lorene_schafer@nps.gov or 379-1873.​ ​All​ ​non-emergency issues will be addressed starting Tuesday, July 10th.​ ​As always, please contact maintenance​ ​request for any repairs needed at yose_fmd_customer_service_center@nps.gov or 379-1058.  (J. Chavez)

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Inventories 2.0 Draft Plan Open for Review

The NPS Inventory & Monitoring Division (IMD) has completed the draft plan for Inventories 2.0 and is requesting review from NPS staff by July 20th. The plan can be reviewed using the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at https://pepc.nps.gov/inventories. Inventories 2.0 is the next generation of NPS inventories, and this draft plan is the result of scoping workshops and surveys that began in 2016, with input from over 800 NPS staff at the regional, network, and park levels. 

 

Joe DeVivo,  Deputy Chief of Science for IMD, thanks those who participated in the Inventories 2.0 scoping process over the course of the last year and a half. Participation in the review is voluntary, and your feedback is greatly appreciated. Your contribution helps the Inventory & Monitoring Division ensure the inventory data collected can be integrated into park management and planning.  (L. Mutch)

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Where The Smoke's Coming From

As many may have noticed, the last couple of days have been really smoky. The Lion's Point Fire burning in the Ansel Adams Wilderness nearby is actually not the cause. The smoke is coming from the County Fire in Napa and Yolo County. Even though this is quite a distance away, it is not uncommon for smoke to travel long distances, especially during the summer months in the Western United States. The smoke is being carried by a northwest transport wind and settling in the valleys in the late night and early morning. This smoke may also get compounded with campfire smoke in Yosemite Valley. For people that are sensitive to smoke, please take precautions while recreating in the area; close windows and doors at night, drink plenty of water, and take all prescribed medication if you have pre-existing respiratory problems. 

  

For more information on Air Quality, go to the park's air quality page: https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/nature/aqmonitoring.htm

 

For more information on fires burning in the state of California go to: http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents  (S. Saunder​s​​)

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Lions Fire Morning Update 7-3-18

The Lions Fire is currently 3,850 acres and 50% contained. Yesterday’s burn-out operations were effective with good fuel consumption, resulting in strengthened fireline and reduced vegetation and dead and down wood throughout the burned area. Crews plan to complete the remainder of burn-out operations by hand today.

 

Smoke production from the Lions Fire is expected to be reduced today, and will continue to decrease throughout the coming week. Fires elsewhere in the region may affect air quality in the coming days. 

 

Nearly 20 miles of fire perimeter have been mapped for containment with handline or natural barriers, and air resources have logged approximately 680 flight hours. Operations are drawing down, and several crews and helicopters have been released to respond to other fires, regionally and nationally. Five crews currently remain on the fireline, and are focusing their efforts on the northern part of the fire.

 

This lightning-caused fire was detected in early June, and is located in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. It is located primarily in the Stairway Creek drainage, north and west of the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River.

 

The following National Forest System Trails near the burned area have been temporarily closed: Sierra National Forest Trails No. 26E01 (Mammoth Trail) to the Inyo NF Boundary, 26E14, 26E56, and 26E46 from the Inyo NF boundary. Inyo NF trail closures include 26E01 from the Sierra NF to 2601 junction, and 2601 from the boundary of the Inyo NF and Devils Postpile National Monument (King Creek Trail). Trail closures will remain in place until fire management staff determines that it is safe to reopen the area for recreational use.

 

Shuttles to Devils Postpile National Monument and Reds Meadow Valley are running, and trails there are open. The Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail are open. Visitors should expect smoke impacts of variable intensity.

 

Air quality forecasts are available at https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=topics.smoke_wildfires 

 

For more information about smoke conditions in the area, visit webcams at www.mammothmountain.com and the alert tab at nps.gov/DEPO

 

For more information, see https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/news/5850/ or call 760-582-5203.  (S. Saunders)

_______________________ 

 

Trail Blasting and Periodic Closures 7/10 and 7/11

Trail Crew is planning to blast a rock slide in Pate Valley the week of July 9th.  There will be periodic trail closures between Pate Valley and Muir Gorge on Tuesday, July 10th, and possibly Wednesday, July 11th. There will also be some noise expected in the area.  (G. Torres) 

_______________________


Research Library Closed 7/3-7/8

The Research Library will be closed beginning Tuesday, July 3rd, and re-open on Monday, July 9th at the regular time. 

 

For assistance from the Museum Branch, please consult this page for contact information:  https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/historyculture/collections.htm.  (V. Sanchez)

_______________________

 

Bridalveil Creek Campground Now Open

Bridalveil Creek Campground opened Sunday, July 1st. Bridalveil is first come, first served and is $18 per night for family sites.

 

Bridalveil Creek's three horse camp sites will not be opening at this time due to hazard tree removal. An opening date for horse camps will be announced as soon as they are habitable. Horse camp sites are only available by calling the reservation center at 1-877-444-6777.

 

Bridalveil Creek's two group camps are reservation only and will not open until July 3rd. Reservations for the group camps were released for booking on Monday, July 2nd at 7AM Pacific time for the time period July 3rd through the night of July 14th. Reservations for July 15th and beyond have already been released during regular booking windows. Reservations may be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

 

Please call 209-372-0266 for current campground status.  (E. Bissmeyer)

_______________________

 

Trailer for Rent

Cozy travel trailer in beautiful setting with animals. Travel trailer available to single, responsible renter $450/month plus electric. Reduction in rent possible for right person in exchange for pet sitting. Owner has private setting in Bootjack with many animals. Not suitable for someone with allergies. Washing machine and Satellite TV included. Well behaved pets would be welcome.  Email to submit application to rent. Renter must have job or income verification and references.  No smoking drinking or loud noise. Quiet senior would be welcome. Contact rfmudflap@gmail.com.  (R. Fruehauf)

 

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CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS

 

Art Activity Center

From late June through mid-July,  wetland restoration is occurring at the site of the demolished Art Activity Center to return less than 1 acre of seasonal wetland at the former building site. Crew will be re-shaping the topography of the wetland area and replacing the construction fencing with split rail fencing in July, then planting native plants in autumn.

 

Sentinel Meadow Boardwalk

From late June through mid-July, riverbank restoration is occurring in Sentinel Meadow in a less than 0.25 acre area. Crew will add fences to protect unstable riverbanks, protect vegetation, and define a viewing area of Yosemite Falls in July, then plant native plants in autumn. Portions of boardwalk will be temporarily closed for repair and safety

 

Ahwahnee Meadow

From mid-July to early September, wetland restoration will occur at the southwest corner of Ahwahnee Meadow, to improve hydrology, native plant communities, and wildlife habitat in a less than 5 acre area. Staff will use heavy equipment to remove about 800-1,200 cubic yards of imported fill and contour the site for uninterrupted water flow. Staff will broadcast native seed and mulch in the area in autumn. The project is highly visible to the public and to Aramark staff housing.  (G. Dickman)

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Yosemite National Park Friday, July 6th, 2018 http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/7/yosemite-national-park-friday-july-6th-2018 Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Friday, July 6th, 2018

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny. Highs 83 to 89 at 5000 feet...71 to 77 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 61 to 69 at 5000 feet...50 to 58 at 8000 feet

Friday: Sunny. Highs 87 to 92 at 5000 feet...74 to 79 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations, southwest winds around 25 mph in the afternoon.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

Porcupine Flat Campground Opening

Porcupine Flat Campground will open Friday, July 6. Porcupine Flat is first come, first served and is $12 per night per site.

 

There is no potable water at this campground and trailers and RV's are not recommended.

 

Please call 209-372-0266 for current Yosemite campground status. (E. Bissmeyer)

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Lions Fire Morning Update 7-5-18 

The Lions Fire showed no growth yesterday, and continues to be 4,000 acres and 60% contained. Crews remaining on the fire are reinforcing and securing the fireline, in order to ensure that it will hold as conditions become drier and hotter throughout the summer. Higher winds are projected for today and tomorrow, and crews are monitoring for threats to the line or spot fires. There are still unburned pockets of fuel within the unit, which will continue to be consumed in the coming weeks. A small amount of smoke production is likely to continue during this process, without creating significant impacts for nearby communities.

 

Air quality in Mammoth Lakes and the surrounding areas is expected to continue to be slightly affected by smoke from larger wildfires elsewhere in the state, such as the County Fire in Yolo County, CA. Residents and visitors are advised to limit their exertion outdoors should periods of heavy smoke occur.

 

As the need for active firefighting decreases, firefighters are reducing the impacts that fire operations have had upon the wilderness character of the area, a process known as “suppression repair.” Techniques may include repairing damaged trails, clearing cut trees and brush, or creating simple drainage structures to prevent erosion.

 

Located between the footprints of previous fires, the Lions Fire is contributing to diverse and healthy forest ecology. The area will ultimately be more resilient in drought conditions, and better protected against future wildfires.

 

The following National Forest System Trails near the Lions Fire area have been temporarily closed: Sierra National Forest Trails No. 26E01 (Mammoth Trail) to the Inyo NF Boundary, 26E14, 26E56, and 26E46 from the Inyo NF boundary. Inyo NF trail closures include 26E01 from the Sierra NF to 2601 junction. Trail closures will remain in place until fire management staff determines that it is safe to reopen the area.

 

Shuttles to Devils Postpile National Monument and Reds Meadow Valley are running, and trails there are open. The Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail are open. Visitors should expect smoke impacts of variable intensity.

 

Due to decreasing fire operations, further updates will be issued only if warranted by a change in conditions.

 

To learn more about the Lions Fire, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5850/

 

Air quality forecasts are available at https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=topics.smoke_wildfires  (S. Saunders)

 

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RECENT NEWS

 

Yosemite Bear Facts June 17 To June 30

2017 Total Bear Incidents: 3

2017 Total Property Damage: $450

 

Compared to this week in 2017 (the lowest year on record for bear incidents), bear incidents in 2018 are down by 63% and damage amounts (in dollars) are down by 39%.

 

Compared to this week in 1998 (when incidents in the park peaked), bear incidents in 2018 are down by 99%, and damages are down by 99.7%.

 

Bear Activity Summary: The beginning of June marked the first bear incidents in Yosemite including a bear damaging an unoccupied tent at the Crane Flat Campground, an unattended pack in Yosemite Valley and another pack at Lake Vernon. These incidents occurred because food or attractants (items that smell including in opened or unopened packaging) were left unattended.

 

Even with fewer bear incidents than usual, bear activity is still relatively high throughout the park. Bears have been reported in all major areas of the park, and much of the wilderness. When out hiking or camping in bear country, it is important to always keep food within arm’s reach or to store food properly in a sealed bear resistant canister or food storage locker.

 

Red Bear, Dead Bear: A bear was hit by a vehicle on the Glacier Point Road. Please help protect wildlife by obeying speed limits and being prepared to stop for animals in roadways. A map of bear-hit-by-vehicle hotspots, along with other Yosemite Bear Information can be viewed at: www.KeepBearsWild.org.

 

Fascinating Bear Fact: Bears shed calluses on the soles of their feet when they hibernate, so when they first emerge from their den, a bear’s paws are very sensitive.

 

Please report bear incidents and sightings. Call the Save-A-Bear Hotline at 209-372-0322 or e-mail yose_bear_mgmt@nps.gov.

 

Other Wildlife Sightings: This week marked the first fawns of the season being born in Yosemite Valley. Fawns are born relatively scentless and are camouflaged to hide from predators. When approached by a human their natural response is to remain still and silent, and try to hide. Adult female deer do not remain close to their fawns in order to prevent drawing attention to them, but do return throughout the day to nurse. If you find a fawn, keep your distance and do not approach it. It’s mother will be back for it. If you disturb or move a fawn, the mother will not be able to find it.  (C. Lee-Roney)

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Inventories 2.0 Draft Plan Open for Review

The NPS Inventory & Monitoring Division (IMD) has completed the draft plan for Inventories 2.0 and is requesting review from NPS staff by July 20th. The plan can be reviewed using the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at https://pepc.nps.gov/inventories. Inventories 2.0 is the next generation of NPS inventories, and this draft plan is the result of scoping workshops and surveys that began in 2016, with input from over 800 NPS staff at the regional, network, and park levels. 

 

Joe DeVivo,  Deputy Chief of Science for IMD, thanks those who participated in the Inventories 2.0 scoping process over the course of the last year and a half. Participation in the review is voluntary, and your feedback is greatly appreciated. Your contribution helps the Inventory & Monitoring Division ensure the inventory data collected can be integrated into park management and planning.  (L. Mutch)

_______________________ 

 

Where The Smoke's Coming From

As many may have noticed, the last couple of days have been really smoky. The Lion's Point Fire burning in the Ansel Adams Wilderness nearby is actually not the cause. The smoke is coming from the County Fire in Napa and Yolo County. Even though this is quite a distance away, it is not uncommon for smoke to travel long distances, especially during the summer months in the Western United States. The smoke is being carried by a northwest transport wind and settling in the valleys in the late night and early morning. This smoke may also get compounded with campfire smoke in Yosemite Valley. For people that are sensitive to smoke, please take precautions while recreating in the area; close windows and doors at night, drink plenty of water, and take all prescribed medication if you have pre-existing respiratory problems. 

  

For more information on Air Quality, go to the park's air quality page: https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/nature/aqmonitoring.htm

 

For more information on fires burning in the state of California go to: http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents  (S. Saunder​s​​)

_______________________ 

 

Lions Fire Morning Update 7-3-18

The Lions Fire is currently 3,850 acres and 50% contained. Yesterday’s burn-out operations were effective with good fuel consumption, resulting in strengthened fireline and reduced vegetation and dead and down wood throughout the burned area. Crews plan to complete the remainder of burn-out operations by hand today.

 

Smoke production from the Lions Fire is expected to be reduced today, and will continue to decrease throughout the coming week. Fires elsewhere in the region may affect air quality in the coming days. 

 

Nearly 20 miles of fire perimeter have been mapped for containment with handline or natural barriers, and air resources have logged approximately 680 flight hours. Operations are drawing down, and several crews and helicopters have been released to respond to other fires, regionally and nationally. Five crews currently remain on the fireline, and are focusing their efforts on the northern part of the fire.

 

This lightning-caused fire was detected in early June, and is located in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. It is located primarily in the Stairway Creek drainage, north and west of the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River.

 

The following National Forest System Trails near the burned area have been temporarily closed: Sierra National Forest Trails No. 26E01 (Mammoth Trail) to the Inyo NF Boundary, 26E14, 26E56, and 26E46 from the Inyo NF boundary. Inyo NF trail closures include 26E01 from the Sierra NF to 2601 junction, and 2601 from the boundary of the Inyo NF and Devils Postpile National Monument (King Creek Trail). Trail closures will remain in place until fire management staff determines that it is safe to reopen the area for recreational use.

 

Shuttles to Devils Postpile National Monument and Reds Meadow Valley are running, and trails there are open. The Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail are open. Visitors should expect smoke impacts of variable intensity.

 

Air quality forecasts are available at https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=topics.smoke_wildfires 

 

For more information about smoke conditions in the area, visit webcams at www.mammothmountain.com and the alert tab at nps.gov/DEPO

 

For more information, see https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/news/5850/ or call 760-582-5203.  (S. Saunders)

_______________________ 

 

Trail Blasting and Periodic Closures 7/10 and 7/11

Trail Crew is planning to blast a rock slide in Pate Valley the week of July 9th.  There will be periodic trail closures between Pate Valley and Muir Gorge on Tuesday, July 10th, and possibly Wednesday, July 11th. There will also be some noise expected in the area.  (G. Torres) 

_______________________


Research Library Closed 7/3-7/8

The Research Library will be closed beginning Tuesday, July 3rd, and re-open on Monday, July 9th at the regular time. 

 

For assistance from the Museum Branch, please consult this page for contact information:  https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/historyculture/collections.htm.  (V. Sanchez)

_______________________

 

Bridalveil Creek Campground Now Open

Bridalveil Creek Campground opened Sunday, July 1st. Bridalveil is first come, first served and is $18 per night for family sites.

 

Bridalveil Creek's three horse camp sites will not be opening at this time due to hazard tree removal. An opening date for horse camps will be announced as soon as they are habitable. Horse camp sites are only available by calling the reservation center at 1-877-444-6777.

 

Bridalveil Creek's two group camps are reservation only and will not open until July 3rd. Reservations for the group camps were released for booking on Monday, July 2nd at 7AM Pacific time for the time period July 3rd through the night of July 14th. Reservations for July 15th and beyond have already been released during regular booking windows. Reservations may be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

 

Please call 209-372-0266 for current campground status.  (E. Bissmeyer)

_______________________

 

Trailer for Rent

Cozy travel trailer in beautiful setting with animals. Travel trailer available to single, responsible renter $450/month plus electric. Reduction in rent possible for right person in exchange for pet sitting. Owner has private setting in Bootjack with many animals. Not suitable for someone with allergies. Washing machine and Satellite TV included. Well behaved pets would be welcome.  Email to submit application to rent. Renter must have job or income verification and references.  No smoking drinking or loud noise. Quiet senior would be welcome. Contact rfmudflap@gmail.com.  (R. Fruehauf)

 

=======================================================

 

CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS

 

Art Activity Center

From late June through mid-July,  wetland restoration is occurring at the site of the demolished Art Activity Center to return less than 1 acre of seasonal wetland at the former building site. Crew will be re-shaping the topography of the wetland area and replacing the construction fencing with split rail fencing in July, then planting native plants in autumn.

 

Sentinel Meadow Boardwalk

From late June through mid-July, riverbank restoration is occurring in Sentinel Meadow in a less than 0.25 acre area. Crew will add fences to protect unstable riverbanks, protect vegetation, and define a viewing area of Yosemite Falls in July, then plant native plants in autumn. Portions of boardwalk will be temporarily closed for repair and safety

 

Ahwahnee Meadow

From mid-July to early September, wetland restoration will occur at the southwest corner of Ahwahnee Meadow, to improve hydrology, native plant communities, and wildlife habitat in a less than 5 acre area. Staff will use heavy equipment to remove about 800-1,200 cubic yards of imported fill and contour the site for uninterrupted water flow. Staff will broadcast native seed and mulch in the area in autumn. The project is highly visible to the public and to Aramark staff housing.  (G. Dickman)

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Yosemite National Park Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/7/yosemite-national-park-wednesday-july-4th-2018 Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Sunny. Patchy smoke. Highs 79 to 84 at 5000 feet...64 to 70 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 52 to 62 at 5000 feet...44 to 52 at 8000 feet.

Friday: Sunny, breezy. Highs 81 to 86 at 5000 feet...68 to 74 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations, south winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph in the afternoon.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

Housing Office Closed Through Monday

For any immediate housing needs Lorene Schafer​ ​can be reached,​ ​lorene_schafer@nps.gov or 379-1873.​ ​All​ ​non-emergency issues will be addressed starting Tuesday, July 10th.​ ​As always, please contact maintenance​ ​request for any repairs needed at yose_fmd_customer_service_center@nps.gov or 379-1058.  (J. Chavez)

_______________________     

 

Inventories 2.0 Draft Plan Open for Review

The NPS Inventory & Monitoring Division (IMD) has completed the draft plan for Inventories 2.0 and is requesting review from NPS staff by July 20th. The plan can be reviewed using the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at https://pepc.nps.gov/inventories. Inventories 2.0 is the next generation of NPS inventories, and this draft plan is the result of scoping workshops and surveys that began in 2016, with input from over 800 NPS staff at the regional, network, and park levels. 

 

Joe DeVivo,  Deputy Chief of Science for IMD, thanks those who participated in the Inventories 2.0 scoping process over the course of the last year and a half. Participation in the review is voluntary, and your feedback is greatly appreciated. Your contribution helps the Inventory & Monitoring Division ensure the inventory data collected can be integrated into park management and planning.  (L. Mutch)

_______________________ 

 

Where The Smoke's Coming From

As many may have noticed, the last couple of days have been really smoky. The Lion's Point Fire burning in the Ansel Adams Wilderness nearby is actually not the cause. The smoke is coming from the County Fire in Napa and Yolo County. Even though this is quite a distance away, it is not uncommon for smoke to travel long distances, especially during the summer months in the Western United States. The smoke is being carried by a northwest transport wind and settling in the valleys in the late night and early morning. This smoke may also get compounded with campfire smoke in Yosemite Valley. For people that are sensitive to smoke, please take precautions while recreating in the area; close windows and doors at night, drink plenty of water, and take all prescribed medication if you have pre-existing respiratory problems. 

  

For more information on Air Quality, go to the park's air quality page: https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/nature/aqmonitoring.htm

 

For more information on fires burning in the state of California go to: http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents  (S. Saunder​s​​)

_______________________ 

 

Lions Fire Morning Update 7-3-18

The Lions Fire is currently 3,850 acres and 50% contained. Yesterday’s burn-out operations were effective with good fuel consumption, resulting in strengthened fireline and reduced vegetation and dead and down wood throughout the burned area. Crews plan to complete the remainder of burn-out operations by hand today.

 

Smoke production from the Lions Fire is expected to be reduced today, and will continue to decrease throughout the coming week. Fires elsewhere in the region may affect air quality in the coming days. 

 

Nearly 20 miles of fire perimeter have been mapped for containment with handline or natural barriers, and air resources have logged approximately 680 flight hours. Operations are drawing down, and several crews and helicopters have been released to respond to other fires, regionally and nationally. Five crews currently remain on the fireline, and are focusing their efforts on the northern part of the fire.

 

This lightning-caused fire was detected in early June, and is located in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. It is located primarily in the Stairway Creek drainage, north and west of the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River.

 

The following National Forest System Trails near the burned area have been temporarily closed: Sierra National Forest Trails No. 26E01 (Mammoth Trail) to the Inyo NF Boundary, 26E14, 26E56, and 26E46 from the Inyo NF boundary. Inyo NF trail closures include 26E01 from the Sierra NF to 2601 junction, and 2601 from the boundary of the Inyo NF and Devils Postpile National Monument (King Creek Trail). Trail closures will remain in place until fire management staff determines that it is safe to reopen the area for recreational use.

 

Shuttles to Devils Postpile National Monument and Reds Meadow Valley are running, and trails there are open. The Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail are open. Visitors should expect smoke impacts of variable intensity.

 

Air quality forecasts are available at https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=topics.smoke_wildfires 

 

For more information about smoke conditions in the area, visit webcams at www.mammothmountain.com and the alert tab at nps.gov/DEPO

 

For more information, see https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/news/5850/ or call 760-582-5203.  (S. Saunders)

 

======================================================= 

 

RECENT NEWS

 

Trail Blasting and Periodic Closures 7/10 and 7/11

Trail Crew is planning to blast a rock slide in Pate Valley the week of July 9th.  There will be periodic trail closures between Pate Valley and Muir Gorge on Tuesday, July 10th, and possibly Wednesday, July 11th. There will also be some noise expected in the area.  (G. Torres) 

_______________________


Research Library Closed 7/3-7/8

The Research Library will be closed beginning Tuesday, July 3rd, and re-open on Monday, July 9th at the regular time. 

 

For assistance from the Museum Branch, please consult this page for contact information:  https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/historyculture/collections.htm.  (V. Sanchez)

_______________________

 

Bridalveil Creek Campground Now Open

Bridalveil Creek Campground opened Sunday, July 1st. Bridalveil is first come, first served and is $18 per night for family sites.

 

Bridalveil Creek's three horse camp sites will not be opening at this time due to hazard tree removal. An opening date for horse camps will be announced as soon as they are habitable. Horse camp sites are only available by calling the reservation center at 1-877-444-6777.

 

Bridalveil Creek's two group camps are reservation only and will not open until July 3rd. Reservations for the group camps were released for booking on Monday, July 2nd at 7AM Pacific time for the time period July 3rd through the night of July 14th. Reservations for July 15th and beyond have already been released during regular booking windows. Reservations may be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

 

Please call 209-372-0266 for current campground status.  (E. Bissmeyer)

_______________________

 

Trailer for Rent

Cozy travel trailer in beautiful setting with animals. Travel trailer available to single, responsible renter $450/month plus electric. Reduction in rent possible for right person in exchange for pet sitting. Owner has private setting in Bootjack with many animals. Not suitable for someone with allergies. Washing machine and Satellite TV included. Well behaved pets would be welcome.  Email to submit application to rent. Renter must have job or income verification and references.  No smoking drinking or loud noise. Quiet senior would be welcome. Contact rfmudflap@gmail.com.  (R. Fruehauf)

 

=======================================================

 

CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS

 

Art Activity Center

From late June through mid-July,  wetland restoration is occurring at the site of the demolished Art Activity Center to return less than 1 acre of seasonal wetland at the former building site. Crew will be re-shaping the topography of the wetland area and replacing the construction fencing with split rail fencing in July, then planting native plants in autumn.

 

Sentinel Meadow Boardwalk

From late June through mid-July, riverbank restoration is occurring in Sentinel Meadow in a less than 0.25 acre area. Crew will add fences to protect unstable riverbanks, protect vegetation, and define a viewing area of Yosemite Falls in July, then plant native plants in autumn. Portions of boardwalk will be temporarily closed for repair and safety

 

Ahwahnee Meadow

From mid-July to early September, wetland restoration will occur at the southwest corner of Ahwahnee Meadow, to improve hydrology, native plant communities, and wildlife habitat in a less than 5 acre area. Staff will use heavy equipment to remove about 800-1,200 cubic yards of imported fill and contour the site for uninterrupted water flow. Staff will broadcast native seed and mulch in the area in autumn. The project is highly visible to the public and to Aramark staff housing.  (G. Dickman)

 

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Yosemite National Park Tuesday, July 2nd, 2018 http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/7/yosemite-national-park-tuesday-july-2nd-2018 Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2018

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Sunny. Highs 80 to 85 at 5000 feet...67 to 73 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 54 to 63 at 5000 feet...45 to 53 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations, west winds around 25 mph in the evening.

Friday: Sunny. Highs 76 to 82 at 5000 feet...65 to 71 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

No new submissions for today.

 

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RECENT NEWS

 

Trail Blasting and Periodic Closures 7/10 and 7/11

Trail Crew is planning to blast a rock slide in Pate Valley the week of July 9th.  There will be periodic trail closures between Pate Valley and Muir Gorge on Tuesday, July 10th, and possibly Wednesday, July 11th. There will also be some noise expected in the area.  (G. Torres) 

_______________________


Research Library Closed 7/3-7/8

The Research Library will be closed beginning Tuesday, July 3, 2018, and re-open on Monday, July 9, 2018 at the regular time. 

 

For assistance from the Museum Branch, please consult this page for contact information:  https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/historyculture/collections.htm.  (V. Sanchez)

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Bridalveil Creek Now Open

Bridalveil Creek Campground opened Sunday, July 1st. Bridalveil is first come, first served and is $18 per night for family sites.

 

Bridalveil Creek's three horse camp sites will not be opening at this time due to hazard tree removal. An opening date for horse camps will be announced as soon as they are habitable. Horse camp sites are only available by calling the reservation center at 1-877-444-6777.

 

Bridalveil Creek's two group camps are reservation only and will not open until July 3rd. Reservations for the group camps were released for booking on Monday, July 2nd at 7AM Pacific time for the time period July 3rd through the night of July 14th. Reservations for July 15th and beyond have already been released during regular booking windows. Reservations may be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

 

Please call 209-372-0266 for current campground status.  (E. Bissmeyer)

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Lions Fire Update 6-29-18  Forest Service News Release

Portions of the Lions Fire have burned into areas where the vegetation is less dense and the fire has slowed its progression, though areas of dense fuel remains in the fire’s path. It is now 3,107 acres, having gained just 100 acres since yesterday. Winds are expected to shift to the northeast today and tonight, and may be gusty at times. Crews will continue working on building and securing containment lines primarily along the east edge of the fire, south of Summit Meadow, and the southwest edge where it abuts the previously burned area of the Butte Fire. The southeastern edge of the fire is in rugged, inaccessible terrain that rises above the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River and will be secured using aircraft.

 

The lightning caused fire was detected in early June and is currently burning in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. It is located primarily in the Stairway Creek drainage, north and west of the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River.

 

All recreational services and areas are open in and around Mammoth Lakes. Shuttle service to Devils Postpile National Monument is running and trails there remain open. The Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail are open at this time. Smoke may be present in some places, though concentrations will vary. The following lateral trails leading into the fire area will be closed in the near future: Sierra NF: 26E01 (Mammoth Trail) to the Inyo NF Boundary, 26E56, 26E14, and 2646 from the Inyo NF boundary. Inyo NF trail closures include 26E01 from the Sierra NF to 2601 junction, and 2601 from the boundary of the Inyo NF and Devils Postpile National Monument (King Creek Trail).

 

Wildland fire is an integral and necessary part of maintaining a healthy ecosystem in the Sierra Nevada. Fire serves to naturally remove the accumulation of excess wildfire fuel. The Lions Fire will also help diminish the risk of larger, more severe fires in the future. The fire is currently staffed by 352 people, including seven handcrews and seven helicopters. The handcrews are remaining overnight at spike camps around the fire’s perimeter and are being supplied via mules and helicopters.

 

Air quality and smoke forecasts are available at 

https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=topics.smoke_wildfires 

 

For more information about smoke conditions in the area, visit webcams at www.mammothmountain.com and the alert tab at nps.gov/DEPO

 

For more information, see https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/news/5850/ or call 760-582-5203.  (S. Saunders)

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Trailer for Rent

Cozy travel trailer in beautiful setting with animals. Travel trailer available to single, responsible renter $450/month plus electric. Reduction in rent possible for right person in exchange for pet sitting. Owner has private setting in Bootjack with many animals. Not suitable for someone with allergies. Washing machine and Satellite TV included. Well behaved pets would be welcome.  Email to submit application to rent. Renter must have job or income verification and references.  No smoking drinking or loud noise. Quiet senior would be welcome. Contact rfmudflap@gmail.com.  (R. Fruehauf)

 

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CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS

 

Merced River Plan Restoration Implementation 

Wetland restoration at the Art Activity Center began June 26th and will continue through the end of July. This project returns 0.8 acres of what was the former Art Activity Center into a seasonal wetland. Crews will be shaping the wetland area, planting native plants, and replacing the construction fencing with split rail fencing.

 

Riverbank restoration at Sentinel Meadow Boardwalk began June 25th and will continue through mid-July. Workers will add fences to protect unstable riverbanks, protect vegetation and define a viewing area of Yosemite Falls. Crews will also plant native plants over 900 square feet of trampled vegetation. Portions of the boardwalk will be intermittently closed for repair and for visitor safety during fence construction.  (G. Dickman)

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Yosemite National Park Monday, July 2nd, 2018 http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/7/yosemite-national-park-monday-july-2nd-2018 Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Sunny. Near the crest, a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 84 to 89 at 5000 feet... 70 to 76 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Near the crest, a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 53 to 61 at 5000 feet...45 to 51 at 8000 feet.

Friday: Sunny. Highs 82 to 87 at 5000 feet...69 to 74 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

Trail Blasting and Periodic Closures 7/10 and 7/11

Trail Crew is planning to blast a rock slide in Pate Valley the week of July 9th.  There will be periodic trail closures between Pate Valley and Muir Gorge on Tuesday, July 10th, and possibly Wednesday, July 11th. There will also be some noise expected in the area.  (G. Torres) 

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Research Library Closed 7/3-7/8

The Research Library will be closed beginning Tuesday, July 3, 2018, and re-open on Monday, July 9, 2018 at the regular time. 

 

For assistance from the Museum Branch, please consult this page for contact information:  https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/historyculture/collections.htm.  (V. Sanchez)

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Bridalveil Creek Now Open

Bridalveil Creek Campground opened Sunday, July 1st. Bridalveil is first come, first served and is $18 per night for family sites.

 

Bridalveil Creek's three horse camp sites will not be opening at this time due to hazard tree removal. An opening date for horse camps will be announced as soon as they are habitable. Horse camp sites are only available by calling the reservation center at 1-877-444-6777.

 

Bridalveil Creek's two group camps are reservation only and will not open until July 3rd. Reservations for the group camps were released for booking on Monday, July 2nd at 7AM Pacific time for the time period July 3rd through the night of July 14th. Reservations for July 15th and beyond have already been released during regular booking windows. Reservations may be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

 

Please call 209-372-0266 for current campground status.  (E. Bissmeyer)

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Lions Fire Update 6-29-18  Forest Service News Release

Portions of the Lions Fire have burned into areas where the vegetation is less dense and the fire has slowed its progression, though areas of dense fuel remains in the fire’s path. It is now 3,107 acres, having gained just 100 acres since yesterday. Winds are expected to shift to the northeast today and tonight, and may be gusty at times. Crews will continue working on building and securing containment lines primarily along the east edge of the fire, south of Summit Meadow, and the southwest edge where it abuts the previously burned area of the Butte Fire. The southeastern edge of the fire is in rugged, inaccessible terrain that rises above the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River and will be secured using aircraft.

 

The lightning caused fire was detected in early June and is currently burning in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. It is located primarily in the Stairway Creek drainage, north and west of the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River.

 

All recreational services and areas are open in and around Mammoth Lakes. Shuttle service to Devils Postpile National Monument is running and trails there remain open. The Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail are open at this time. Smoke may be present in some places, though concentrations will vary. The following lateral trails leading into the fire area will be closed in the near future: Sierra NF: 26E01 (Mammoth Trail) to the Inyo NF Boundary, 26E56, 26E14, and 2646 from the Inyo NF boundary. Inyo NF trail closures include 26E01 from the Sierra NF to 2601 junction, and 2601 from the boundary of the Inyo NF and Devils Postpile National Monument (King Creek Trail).

 

Wildland fire is an integral and necessary part of maintaining a healthy ecosystem in the Sierra Nevada. Fire serves to naturally remove the accumulation of excess wildfire fuel. The Lions Fire will also help diminish the risk of larger, more severe fires in the future. The fire is currently staffed by 352 people, including seven handcrews and seven helicopters. The handcrews are remaining overnight at spike camps around the fire’s perimeter and are being supplied via mules and helicopters.

 

Air quality and smoke forecasts are available at 

https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=topics.smoke_wildfires 

 

For more information about smoke conditions in the area, visit webcams at www.mammothmountain.com and the alert tab at nps.gov/DEPO

 

For more information, see https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/news/5850/ or call 760-582-5203.  (S. Saunders)

_______________________

 

Trailer for Rent

Cozy travel trailer in beautiful setting with animals. Travel trailer available to single, responsible renter $450/month plus electric. Reduction in rent possible for right person in exchange for pet sitting. Owner has private setting in Bootjack with many animals. Not suitable for someone with allergies. Washing machine and Satellite TV included. Well behaved pets would be welcome.  Email to submit application to rent. Renter must have job or income verification and references.  No smoking drinking or loud noise. Quiet senior would be welcome. Contact rfmudflap@gmail.com.  (R. Fruehauf)

 

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CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS

 

Merced River Plan Restoration Implementation 

Wetland restoration at the Art Activity Center began June 26th and will continue through the end of July. This project returns 0.8 acres of what was the former Art Activity Center into a seasonal wetland. Crews will be shaping the wetland area, planting native plants, and replacing the construction fencing with split rail fencing.

 

Riverbank restoration at Sentinel Meadow Boardwalk began June 25th and will continue through mid-July. Workers will add fences to protect unstable riverbanks, protect vegetation and define a viewing area of Yosemite Falls. Crews will also plant native plants over 900 square feet of trampled vegetation. Portions of the boardwalk will be intermittently closed for repair and for visitor safety during fence construction.  (G. Dickman)

 

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Yosemite National Park Friday, June 29th, 2018 http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/6/yosemite-national-park-friday-june-29th-2018 Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Friday, June 29th, 2018

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

 

Today: Sunny. Areas of smoke near the crest. Highs 80 to 86 at 5000 feet...65 to 71 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Clear. Areas of smoke near the crest. Lows 55 to 61 at 5000 feet...45 to 51 at 8000 feet.

Friday: Sunny, warmer. Highs 87 to 93 at 5000 feet...72 to 77 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

No new announcements.

 

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RECENT NEWS

 

Yosemite GIS User Group June 28 

Do you use GIS in your job? A meeting for GIS users is scheduled for Thursday, June 28 at 10am in the El Portal Large Breakroom. Any and all park employees interested in GIS are invited to come and learn more about Yosemite's GIS program and participate in discussions about mobile data collection and more. Contact Elizabeth Hale at elizabeth_hale@nps.gov or 379-1307 if you have questions.

 

Yosemite GIS SharePoint page: http://sharepoint.yose.nps.gov/reso/gis/SitePages/Home.aspx

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Sue Beatty Retirement Dinner June 28

Sue Beatty,The Yosemite Giant of Ecological restoration, is retiring! Join in to show Sue your appreciation of her 30+ years of service in making Yosemite a better place. Email mitzi_thornley@nps.gov if you want to be added to the agenda to honor Sue with stories or words of appreciation. 

 

The Mexican themed potluck dinner will be held Thursday, June 28th from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Cedar Lodge in El Portal.  (M. Thornley)

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Croaking Toad Presentation, June 28th 

Croaking Toad Presentation on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am in the El Portal Warehouse Maintenance Complex in the Large Breakroom. Presented by Stefanny Villagomez, Independent Biologist, Mexico, Steve Albert, The Institute for Bird Populations, and Michelle Desrosiers, Yosemite National Park "Yosemite to Mexico: Monitoring Migratory Birds Across the full Annual Cycle."  (M. Thornley)

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Lisa Jacobson's Arrowhead

Lisa Jacobson's arrowhead will be available to sign at the service counter in the warehouse, you can also drop by and wish her well on her new job, she will be here through July 6th. (L. Perez)

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Yosemite Creek Campground will open on Thursday, June 28. Yosemite Creek is first come, first served and located down a narrow, 5 mile, mostly dirt access road and is therefore not suitable for RV's or trailers. The cost is $12 per night, self registration. Call 209-372-0266 for current campground status. (E.Bissmeyer)

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Yosemite Medical Clinic Summer Hours

Beginning Monday, July 2, Yosemite Medical Clinic will be open seven days per week, from 9:00 AM till 7:00 PM.  Walk in patients will be accepted until 6:30 PM.

 

Due to staffing limitations, the Clinic will be without X-ray capability from time to time this summer.

 

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 209-372-4637.  (C. Griffin) 

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Yosemite GIS User Group June 28

Do you use GIS in your job? A meeting for GIS users is scheduled for Thursday, June 28 at 10am in the El Portal Large Breakroom. Any and all park employees interested in GIS are invited to come and learn more about Yosemite's GIS program and participate in discussions about mobile data collection and more. Contact Elizabeth Hale at elizabeth_hale@nps.gov or 379-1307 if you have questions.

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Lions Fire Update 6-26-18-  Forest Service News Release

The Lions Fire is located in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, and has grown to 2959 acres. Ignited by a lightning strike that was detected in early June, the fire is burning in rugged terrain primarily in the Stairway Creek drainage, north and west of the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River.

 

Fire activity moderated in recent days as the fire reached previously burned areas, including the 2017 Butte Fire footprint to the west, and the 1992 Rainbow Fire footprint to the east. Yesterday’s firefighting efforts were focused on the southwest side of the fire, north of the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River, and the northeast side, near Summit Meadow.

 

A community meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center, 2510 Main St, at 6:00 pm. Interested members of the public and media are encouraged to attend. Fire management staff will be present to answer questions.

 

All lodging and recreational services are open in Mammoth Lakes and Devils Postpile National Monument. The Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail are open at this time. The following lateral trails leading into the fire area will be closed in the near future: Sierra NF: 26E01 (Mammoth Trail) to the Inyo NF Boundary, 26E56, 26E14, and 2646 from the Inyo NF boundary. Inyo NF trail closures include 26E01 from the Sierra NF to 2601 junction, and 2601 from the boundary of the Inyo NF and Devils Postpile National Monument (King Creek Trail). 

 

Fire plays an essential role in maintaining forest health. The Lions Fire is reducing heavy fuel loads in areas with no recent fire history, which promotes forest resiliency and reduces drought stress. The fire is currently staffed by 266 people, including seven crews of firefighters and eight helicopters. Aircraft is providing logistical support to firefighters and cooling hot spots near fireline construction. 

 

Air quality and smoke forecasts are available at https://www.wildlandfiresmoke.net/. To see smoke impacts in the area, visit webcams at www.mammothmountain.com.

 

For more information, see https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/news/5850/ or call 760-582-5203.  (S. Saunders) 

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2018 Wildfire Defensible Space Inspections Beginning July 9th

This fire season is off to another very warm and dry start. In an effort to help you, Yosemite Fire requires residents and owners of buildings to complete defensible space clearing. This year inspections will begin in El Portal around July 9th and work down to Foresta and then Wawona. There has been great success and compliance over the years, and this year is sure to be even better!  

 

Please refer to the following website for useful information regarding defensible space: https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/management/upload/defensiblespace.pdf 

 

Fire Inspector Blake Scott and Fire Information Officer Shanelle Saunders will be completing the inspections this year. If you have any questions regarding defensible space requirements please send an email to the Fire Prevention Office at yose_fire_prevention@nps.gov. If you would like to be put on the Yosemite Fire Information email list, contact the Fire Information Officer at yose_fire_info@nps.gov.  (K. Martin)

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Yosemite Valley Campground Reservation Office Selling Some Passes

The Yosemite Valley Campground Reservation office sells Interagency Annual Passes, Lifetime Senior Passes, and Access Passes.  Yosemite 7 day entrance passes can also be purchased at this location.  Anyone looking to purchase any other type of pass can do so at any entrance station. (S. Montroy)

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  Lions Fire Reaches the Inyo National Forest -  Forest Service Press Release
Clovis, CA. June 24, 2018 – The Lions Fire started on the Sierra National Forest around June 1st as a lightning strike, and is burning near the Lion Point area in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. It crossed onto the Inyo National Forest on June 22 and is now being co-managed by both the Sierra and the Inyo National Forests. Due to strong winds the evening of June 24 of 20-30 mph, the fire spread to the south and west and is now about 1000 acres, 7 miles southwest of Mammoth Lakes.

The fire is burning at 6000-8000’ elevation in red fir with some growth to the southeast. Large areas of standing dead and down timber are within and surroundin the burning area. There is no present threat to structures or public safety. 

The fire will be managed for multiple resource and protection objectives including suppression, air quality, firefighter safety and hazardous vegetation reduction. Because the fire is burning in designated wilderness, fire officials will be using MIST (Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics), such as using natural barriers for containment lines and minimizing mechanical disturbance with chainsaws or aircraft. 

To maximize daylight work time, crews are camping near the fire and consist of four Type I hotshot crews and a Wildland Fire Module.

The communities near the fire can expect smoke impacts in varying degrees for the next two- three weeks. Air quality and smoke forecasts will be available as the incident progresses.

For more information, see Lions Fire https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/news/5850/ or 760-582-5203.  (S. Saunders)

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Independence Day Fire Safety
Independence Day is just around the corner and Yosemite Fire and Aviation wants to remind residents and visitors to be extra careful with fire by following a few guidelines: 

- No fireworks are permitted within Yosemite National Park
- Always make sure your campfire is dead out before leaving
- Follow all posted signs and restrictions
- Celebrate Independence Day safely and joyfully

For fire information contact: yose_fire_info@nps.gov  or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @YosemiteFire.  (S. Saunders)
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Recruiting Priorities Dialogue For Supervisors Thursday

Please join the Superintendent's Office and Allies for Inclusion facilitators for a dialogue on recruiting priorities for Yosemite's 100 vacancies. The first in a series of three dialogues will take place on Thursday, June 28th, 1-2:30 pm in the Valley Emergency Services Conference Room. Please RSVP to yose_rdi@nps.gov.  (S. Martinez)

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Merced River Plan Restoration Implementation 

Wetland restoration at the Art Activity Center begins June 26th and will continue through the end of July. This project returns 0.8 acres of what was the former Art Activity Center into a seasonal wetland. Crew will be shaping the wetland area, planting native plants, and replacing the construction fencing with split rail fencing.

 

Riverbank restoration at Sentinel Meadow Boardwalk begins June 25th and will continue through mid-July. Workers will add fences to protect unstable riverbanks, protect vegetation and define a viewing area of Yosemite Falls. Crew will also plant native plants over 900 square feet of trampled vegetation. Portions of the boardwalk will be intermittently closed for repair and for visitor safety during fence construction.  (G. Dickman)

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Croaking Toad Presentation Thursday

Croaking Toad Presentation on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am in the El Portal Warehouse Maintenance Complex in the Large Breakroom. Presented by Stefanny Villagomez, Independent Biologist, Mexico, Steve Albert, The Institute for Bird Populations, and Michelle Desrosiers, Yosemite National Park "Yosemite to Mexico: Monitoring Migratory Birds Across the full Annual Cycle."  (M. Thornley)

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High Elevation Forest Monitoring New Video

The Sierra Nevada Network Inventory & Monitoring Program has a new video available highlighting our high elevation forest monitoring project, that can be viewed at https://youtu.be/q3DA9oxsusQ. Enjoy traveling to a foxtail pine stand in Sequoia National Park, learning about these iconic trees, and seeing how our field crew monitors these subalpine forests. In Yosemite, enjoy the beauty of whitebark pine after a mid-September 2017 snowstorm and the raucous calls of Clark’s Nutcrackers as they forage on the seeds of these pines. 

 

For more information about the Sierra Nevada Network Inventory & Monitoring Program, a National Park Service program monitoring natural resources in Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks and Devils Postpile National Monument, visit this web page: https://science.nature.nps.gov/IM/units/sien/index.cfm (L. Mutch)

 

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Yosemite National Park Thursday, June 28th, 2018 http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/6/yosemite-national-park-thursday-june-28th-2018 Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

 

Today: Sunny. Areas of smoke near the crest. Highs 80 to 86 at 5000 feet...70 to 75 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Clear. Areas of smoke near the crest. Lows 53 to 61 at 5000 feet...43 to 51 at 8000 feet.

Friday: Sunny. Highs 81 to 87 at 5000 feet...71 to 76 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

Yosemite GIS User Group June 28 TODAY

Do you use GIS in your job? A meeting for GIS users is scheduled for Thursday, June 28 at 10am in the El Portal Large Breakroom. Any and all park employees interested in GIS are invited to come and learn more about Yosemite's GIS program and participate in discussions about mobile data collection and more. Contact Elizabeth Hale at elizabeth_hale@nps.gov or 379-1307 if you have questions.

 

Yosemite GIS SharePoint page: http://sharepoint.yose.nps.gov/reso/gis/SitePages/Home.aspx

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Sue Beatty Retirement Dinner TODAY June 28

Sue Beatty,The Yosemite Giant of Ecological restoration, is retiring! Join in to show Sue your appreciation of her 30+ years of service in making Yosemite a better place. Email mitzi_thornley@nps.gov if you want to be added to the agenda to honor Sue with stories or words of appreciation. 

 

The Mexican themed potluck dinner will be held Thursday, June 28th from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Cedar Lodge in El Portal.  (M. Thornley)

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Recruiting Priorities Dialogue For Supervisors TODAY

Please join the Superintendent's Office and Allies for Inclusion facilitators for a dialogue on recruiting priorities for Yosemite's 100 vacancies. The first in a series of three dialogues will take place on Thursday, June 28th, 1-2:30 pm in the Valley Emergency Services Conference Room. Please RSVP to yose_rdi@nps.gov.  (S. Martinez)

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Croaking Toad Presentation, June 28th TODAY

Croaking Toad Presentation on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am in the El Portal Warehouse Maintenance Complex in the Large Breakroom. Presented by Stefanny Villagomez, Independent Biologist, Mexico, Steve Albert, The Institute for Bird Populations, and Michelle Desrosiers, Yosemite National Park "Yosemite to Mexico: Monitoring Migratory Birds Across the full Annual Cycle."  (M. Thornley)

_______________________

 

Lisa Jacobson's Arrowhead

Lisa Jacobson's arrowhead will be available to sign at the service counter in the warehouse, you can also drop by and wish her well on her new job, she will be here through July 6th. (L. Perez)

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Yosemite Creek Campground will open on Thursday, June 28. Yosemite Creek is first come, first served and located down a narrow, 5 mile, mostly dirt access road and is therefore not suitable for RV's or trailers. The cost is $12 per night, self registration. Call 209-372-0266 for current campground status. (E.Bissmeyer)

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Yosemite Medical Clinic Summer Hours

Beginning Monday, July 2, Yosemite Medical Clinic will be open seven days per week, from 9:00 AM till 7:00 PM.  Walk in patients will be accepted until 6:30 PM.

 

Due to staffing limitations, the Clinic will be without X-ray capability from time to time this summer.

 

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 209-372-4637.  (C. Griffin) 

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Yosemite GIS User Group June 28

Do you use GIS in your job? A meeting for GIS users is scheduled for Thursday, June 28 at 10am in the El Portal Large Breakroom. Any and all park employees interested in GIS are invited to come and learn more about Yosemite's GIS program and participate in discussions about mobile data collection and more. Contact Elizabeth Hale at elizabeth_hale@nps.gov or 379-1307 if you have questions.

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Lions Fire Update 6-26-18-  Forest Service NewsRelease

The Lions Fire is located in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, and has grown to 2959 acres. Ignited by a lightning strike that was detected in early June, the fire is burning in rugged terrain primarily in the Stairway Creek drainage, north and west of the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River.

 

Fire activity moderated in recent days as the fire reached previously burned areas, including the 2017 Butte Fire footprint to the west, and the 1992 Rainbow Fire footprint to the east. Yesterday’s firefighting efforts were focused on the southwest side of the fire, north of the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River, and the northeast side, near Summit Meadow.

 

A community meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center, 2510 Main St, at 6:00 pm. Interested members of the public and media are encouraged to attend. Fire management staff will be present to answer questions.

 

All lodging and recreational services are open in Mammoth Lakes and Devils Postpile National Monument. The Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail are open at this time. The following lateral trails leading into the fire area will be closed in the near future: Sierra NF: 26E01 (Mammoth Trail) to the Inyo NF Boundary, 26E56, 26E14, and 2646 from the Inyo NF boundary. Inyo NF trail closures include 26E01 from the Sierra NF to 2601 junction, and 2601 from the boundary of the Inyo NF and Devils Postpile National Monument (King Creek Trail). 

 

Fire plays an essential role in maintaining forest health. The Lions Fire is reducing heavy fuel loads in areas with no recent fire history, which promotes forest resiliency and reduces drought stress. The fire is currently staffed by 266 people, including seven crews of firefighters and eight helicopters. Aircraft is providing logistical support to firefighters and cooling hot spots near fireline construction. 

 

Air quality and smoke forecasts are available at https://www.wildlandfiresmoke.net/. To see smoke impacts in the area, visit webcams at www.mammothmountain.com.

 

For more information, see https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/news/5850/ or call 760-582-5203.  (S. Saunders) 

 

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RECENT NEWS

 

2018 Wildfire Defensible Space Inspections Beginning July 9th

This fire season is off to another very warm and dry start. In an effort to help you, Yosemite Fire requires residents and owners of buildings to complete defensible space clearing. This year inspections will begin in El Portal around July 9th and work down to Foresta and then Wawona. There has been great success and compliance over the years, and this year is sure to be even better!  

 

Please refer to the following website for useful information regarding defensible space: https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/management/upload/defensiblespace.pdf 

 

Fire Inspector Blake Scott and Fire Information Officer Shanelle Saunders will be completing the inspections this year. If you have any questions regarding defensible space requirements please send an email to the Fire Prevention Office at yose_fire_prevention@nps.gov. If you would like to be put on the Yosemite Fire Information email list, contact the Fire Information Officer at yose_fire_info@nps.gov.  (K. Martin)

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Yosemite Valley Campground Reservation Office Selling Some Passes

The Yosemite Valley Campground Reservation office sells Interagency Annual Passes, Lifetime Senior Passes, and Access Passes.  Yosemite 7 day entrance passes can also be purchased at this location.  Anyone looking to purchase any other type of pass can do so at any entrance station. (S. Montroy)

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  Lions Fire Reaches the Inyo National Forest -  Forest Service Press Release
Clovis, CA. June 24, 2018 – The Lions Fire started on the Sierra National Forest around June 1st as a lightning strike, and is burning near the Lion Point area in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. It crossed onto the Inyo National Forest on June 22 and is now being co-managed by both the Sierra and the Inyo National Forests. Due to strong winds the evening of June 24 of 20-30 mph, the fire spread to the south and west and is now about 1000 acres, 7 miles southwest of Mammoth Lakes.

The fire is burning at 6000-8000’ elevation in red fir with some growth to the southeast. Large areas of standing dead and down timber are within and surroundin the burning area. There is no present threat to structures or public safety. 

The fire will be managed for multiple resource and protection objectives including suppression, air quality, firefighter safety and hazardous vegetation reduction. Because the fire is burning in designated wilderness, fire officials will be using MIST (Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics), such as using natural barriers for containment lines and minimizing mechanical disturbance with chainsaws or aircraft. 

To maximize daylight work time, crews are camping near the fire and consist of four Type I hotshot crews and a Wildland Fire Module.

The communities near the fire can expect smoke impacts in varying degrees for the next two- three weeks. Air quality and smoke forecasts will be available as the incident progresses.

For more information, see Lions Fire https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/news/5850/ or 760-582-5203.  (S. Saunders)

_______________________

Independence Day Fire Safety
Independence Day is just around the corner and Yosemite Fire and Aviation wants to remind residents and visitors to be extra careful with fire by following a few guidelines: 

- No fireworks are permitted within Yosemite National Park
- Always make sure your campfire is dead out before leaving
- Follow all posted signs and restrictions
- Celebrate Independence Day safely and joyfully

For fire information contact: yose_fire_info@nps.gov  or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @YosemiteFire.  (S. Saunders)
_______________________

 

Merced River Plan Restoration Implementation 

Wetland restoration at the Art Activity Center begins June 26th and will continue through the end of July. This project returns 0.8 acres of what was the former Art Activity Center into a seasonal wetland. Crew will be shaping the wetland area, planting native plants, and replacing the construction fencing with split rail fencing.

 

Riverbank restoration at Sentinel Meadow Boardwalk begins June 25th and will continue through mid-July. Workers will add fences to protect unstable riverbanks, protect vegetation and define a viewing area of Yosemite Falls. Crew will also plant native plants over 900 square feet of trampled vegetation. Portions of the boardwalk will be intermittently closed for repair and for visitor safety during fence construction.  (G. Dickman)

_______________________  

 

Croaking Toad Presentation Thursday

Croaking Toad Presentation on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am in the El Portal Warehouse Maintenance Complex in the Large Breakroom. Presented by Stefanny Villagomez, Independent Biologist, Mexico, Steve Albert, The Institute for Bird Populations, and Michelle Desrosiers, Yosemite National Park "Yosemite to Mexico: Monitoring Migratory Birds Across the full Annual Cycle."  (M. Thornley)

_______________________

 

High Elevation Forest Monitoring New Video

The Sierra Nevada Network Inventory & Monitoring Program has a new video available highlighting our high elevation forest monitoring project, that can be viewed at https://youtu.be/q3DA9oxsusQ. Enjoy traveling to a foxtail pine stand in Sequoia National Park, learning about these iconic trees, and seeing how our field crew monitors these subalpine forests. In Yosemite, enjoy the beauty of whitebark pine after a mid-September 2017 snowstorm and the raucous calls of Clark’s Nutcrackers as they forage on the seeds of these pines. 

 

For more information about the Sierra Nevada Network Inventory & Monitoring Program, a National Park Service program monitoring natural resources in Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks and Devils Postpile National Monument, visit this web page: https://science.nature.nps.gov/IM/units/sien/index.cfm (L. Mutch)

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Yosemite Daily Report 2018

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halfdome@gmail.com (Yosemite Stock Photographs, Prints and Video) daily report - yosemite national park http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/6/yosemite-national-park-thursday-june-28th-2018 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 22:50:35 GMT
Yosemite National Park Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/6/yosemite-national-park-wednesday-june-27th-2018 Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
 
 
Today: Sunny. Areas of smoke near the crest. Highs 80 to 86 at 5000 feet...70 to 75 at 8000 feet.
 
TonightClear. Areas of smoke near the crest. Lows 53 to 61 at 5000 feet...43 to 51 at 8000 feet.
 
FridaySunny. Highs 81 to 87 at 5000 feet...71 to 76 at 8000 feet.
 
Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
 
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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY
 
Lisa Jacobson's arrowhead will be available to sign at the service counter in the warehouse, you can also drop by and wish her well on her new job, she will be here through July 6th. (L. Perez)
_______________________
Sue Beatty Retirement Dinner TODAY
Sue Beatty,The Yosemite Giant of Ecological restoration, is retiring! Join in to show Sue your appreciation of her 30+ years of service in making Yosemite a better place. 
 
Email mitzi_thornley@nps.gov if you want to be added to the agenda to honor Sue with stories or words of appreciation. 

The Mexican themed potluck dinner will be held Thursday, June 28th from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Cedar Lodge in El Portal.  (M. Thornley) 
_______________________
Yosemite Creek Campground will open on Thursday, June 28. Yosemite Creek is first come, first served and located down a narrow, 5 mile, mostly dirt access road and is therefore not suitable for RV's or trailers. The cost is $12 per night, self registration. Call 209-372-0266 for current campground status. (E.Bissmeyer)
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Yosemite Medical Clinic Summer Hours

Beginning Monday, July 2, Yosemite Medical Clinic will be open seven days per week, from 9:00 AM till 7:00 PM.  Walk in patients will be accepted until 6:30 PM.

 

Due to staffing limitations, the Clinic will be without X-ray capability from time to time this summer.

 

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 209-372-4637.  (C. Griffin) 
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Yosemite GIS User Group June 28
Do you use GIS in your job? A meeting for GIS users is scheduled for Thursday, June 28 at 10am in the El Portal Large Breakroom. Any and all park employees interested in GIS are invited to come and learn more about Yosemite's GIS program and participate in discussions about mobile data collection and more. Contact Elizabeth Hale at elizabeth_hale@nps.gov or 379-1307 if you have questions.
_______________________

Yosemite Housing Manager Detail Announcement

 Position:         Acting Park Housing Manager, GS-1173-11

Location:        Yosemite National Park, Mariposa, CA

Eligibility:       Qualified and eligible permanent NPS employees

 Open:  June 26, 2018              

Close: July 2,  2018

 
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RECENT NEWS
2018 Wildfire Defensible Space Inspections Beginning July 9th
This fire season is off to another very warm and dry start. In an effort to help you, Yosemite Fire requires residents and owners of buildings to complete defensible space clearing. This year inspections will begin in El Portal around July 9th and work down to Foresta and then Wawona. There has been great success and compliance over the years, and this year is sure to be even better!  
 
Please refer to the following website for useful information regarding defensible space: https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/management/upload/defensiblespace.pdf 
 
Fire Inspector Blake Scott and Fire Information Officer Shanelle Saunders will be completing the inspections this year. If you have any questions regarding defensible space requirements please send an email to the Fire Prevention Office at yose_fire_prevention@nps.gov. If you would like to be put on the Yosemite Fire Information email list, contact the Fire Information Officer at yose_fire_info@nps.gov.  (K. Martin)
_______________________

Yosemite Valley Campground Reservation Office Selling Some Passes
The Yosemite Valley Campground Reservation office sells Interagency Annual Passes, Lifetime Senior Passes, and Access Passes.  Yosemite 7 day entrance passes can also be purchased at this location.  Anyone looking to purchase any other type of pass can do so at any entrance station. (S. Montroy)
_______________________
 
  
Lions Fire Reaches the Inyo National Forest -  Forest Service Press Release
Clovis, CA. June 24, 2018 – The Lions Fire started on the Sierra National Forest around June 1st as a lightning strike, and is burning near the Lion Point area in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. It crossed onto the Inyo National Forest on June 22 and is now being co-managed by both the Sierra and the Inyo National Forests. Due to strong winds the evening of June 24 of 20-30 mph, the fire spread to the south and west and is now about 1000 acres, 7 miles southwest of Mammoth Lakes.

The fire is burning at 6000-8000’ elevation in red fir with some growth to the southeast. Large areas of standing dead and down timber are within and surrounding the burning area. There is no present threat to structures or public safety. 

The fire will be managed for multiple resource and protection objectives including suppression, air quality, firefighter safety and hazardous vegetation reduction. Because the fire is burning in designated wilderness, fire officials will be using MIST (Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics), such as using natural barriers for containment lines and minimizing mechanical disturbance with chainsaws or aircraft. 

To maximize daylight work time, crews are camping near the fire and consist of four Type I hotshot crews and a Wildland Fire Module.

The communities near the fire can expect smoke impacts in varying degrees for the next two- three weeks. Air quality and smoke forecasts will be available as the incident progresses.

For more information, see Lions Fire https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/news/5850/ or 760-582-5203.  (S. Saunders)
_______________________
Independence Day Fire Safety
Independence Day is just around the corner and Yosemite Fire and Aviation wants to remind residents and visitors to be extra careful with fire by following a few guidelines: 

- No fireworks are permitted within Yosemite National Park
- Always make sure your campfire is dead out before leaving
- Follow all posted signs and restrictions
- Celebrate Independence Day safely and joyfully

For fire information contact: yose_fire_info@nps.gov  or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @YosemiteFire.  (S. Saunders)
_______________________
 
Recruiting Priorities Dialogue For Supervisors Thursday
Please join the Superintendent's Office and Allies for Inclusion facilitators for a dialogue on recruiting priorities for Yosemite's 100 vacancies. The first in a series of three dialogues will take place on Thursday, June 28th, 1-2:30 pm in the Valley Emergency Services Conference Room. Please RSVP to yose_rdi@nps.gov.  (S. Martinez)
_______________________
 
Merced River Plan Restoration Implementation 
Wetland restoration at the Art Activity Center begins June 26th and will continue through the end of July. This project returns 0.8 acres of what was the former Art Activity Center into a seasonal wetland. Crew will be shaping the wetland area, planting native plants, and replacing the construction fencing with split rail fencing.
 
Riverbank restoration at Sentinel Meadow Boardwalk begins June 25th and will continue through mid-July. Workers will add fences to protect unstable riverbanks, protect vegetation and define a viewing area of Yosemite Falls. Crew will also plant native plants over 900 square feet of trampled vegetation. Portions of the boardwalk will be intermittently closed for repair and for visitor safety during fence construction.  (G. Dickman)
_______________________  
 
Croaking Toad Presentation Thursday
Croaking Toad Presentation on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am in the El Portal Warehouse Maintenance Complex in the Large Breakroom. Presented by Stefanny Villagomez, Independent Biologist, Mexico, Steve Albert, The Institute for Bird Populations, and Michelle Desrosiers, Yosemite National Park "Yosemite to Mexico: Monitoring Migratory Birds Across the full Annual Cycle."  (M. Thornley)
_______________________
 
High Elevation Forest Monitoring New Video
The Sierra Nevada Network Inventory & Monitoring Program has a new video available highlighting our high elevation forest monitoring project, that can be viewed at https://youtu.be/q3DA9oxsusQ. Enjoy traveling to a foxtail pine stand in Sequoia National Park, learning about these iconic trees, and seeing how our field crew monitors these subalpine forests. In Yosemite, enjoy the beauty of whitebark pine after a mid-September 2017 snowstorm and the raucous calls of Clark’s Nutcrackers as they forage on the seeds of these pines. 
 
For more information about the Sierra Nevada Network Inventory & Monitoring Program, a National Park Service program monitoring natural resources in Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks and Devils Postpile National Monument, visit this web page: https://science.nature.nps.gov/IM/units/sien/index.cfm (L. Mutch)
_______________________
 
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ACTING DESIGNATIONS
 
Concessions Management Branch Chief until June 28
Linda Niles-Sheetz: linda_niles-sheetz@nps.gov or 372-0273
Administrative Officer until July 31
Derek Hildebrand: 379-1042 or derek_hildebrand@nps.gov
 
Interpretation and Education Division Chief until July 7
Janine Waller: Janine_Waller@nps.gov or 372-0643
 
Branch Chief of Roads & Trails until June 29
Russ Kish: russ_kish@nps.gov or 742-8910.
 
Budget Officer until further notice
April Stowell: 379-1872 or april_stowell@nps.gov
 
Physical Science & Landscape Ecology Branch Chief until further notice
Kent van Wagtendonk: 379-1046
 
Design & Construction Branch Chief until September
Garrett Chun: 379-1298 or garrett_chun@nps.gov
 
Acting Safety Manager until July 1
mike_doyle@nps.gov209-347-0132 (c), 209-379-1072 (o)
 
Park Botanist until further notice
Garrett Dickman: 379-3282
 
Wilderness Patrol Supervisor until August 8
Lisa Kahn: 372-0354
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Yosemite National Park Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/6/yosemite-national-park-tuesday-june-26th-2018 Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 79 to 89 at 5000 feet... 74 to 84 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Clear. Near the crest, areas of smoke in the evening. Lows 56 to 66 at 5000 feet...48 to 56 at 8000 feet.

Tomorrow:  Sunny. Highs 77 to 87 at 5000 feet...73 to 83 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

=======================================================

 

NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

2018 Wildlife Defensible Space Inspections Beginning July 9th

This fire season is off to another very warm and dry start. In an effort to help you, Yosemite Fire requires residents and owners of buildings to complete defensible space clearing. This year inspections will begin in El Portal around July 9th and work down to Foresta and then Wawona. There has been great success and compliance over the years, and this year is sure to be even better!  

 

Please refer to the following website for useful information regarding defensible space: https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/management/upload/defensiblespace.pdf 

 

Fire Inspector Blake Scott and Fire Information Officer Shanelle Saunders will be completing the inspections this year. If you have any questions regarding defensible space requirements please send an email to the Fire Prevention Office at yose_fire_prevention@nps.gov. If you would like to be put on the Yosemite Fire Information email list, contact the Fire Information Officer at yose_fire_info@nps.gov.  (K. Martin)

_______________________

 


Yosemite Valley Campground Reservation Office Selling Some Passes

The Yosemite Valley Campground Reservation office sells Interagency Annual Passes, Lifetime Senior Passes, and Access Passes.  Yosemite 7 day entrance passes can also be purchased at this location.  Anyone looking to purchase any other type of pass can do so at any entrance station. (S. Montroy)

 

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RECENT NEWS


Lions Fire Reaches the Inyo National Forest -  Forest Service Press Release
Clovis, CA. June 24, 2018 – The Lions Fire started on the Sierra National Forest around June 1st as a lightning strike, and is burning near the Lion Point area in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. It crossed onto the Inyo National Forest on June 22 and is now being co-managed by both the Sierra and the Inyo National Forests. Due to strong winds the evening of June 24 of 20-30 mph, the fire spread to the south and west and is now about 1000 acres, 7 miles southwest of Mammoth Lakes.

The fire is burning at 6000-8000’ elevation in red fir with some growth to the southeast. Large areas of standing dead and down timber are within and surrounding the burning area. There is no present threat to structures or public safety. 

The fire will be managed for multiple resource and protection objectives including suppression, air quality, firefighter safety and hazardous vegetation reduction. Because the fire is burning in designated wilderness, fire officials will be using MIST (Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics), such as using natural barriers for containment lines and minimizing mechanical disturbance with chainsaws or aircraft. 

To maximize daylight work time, crews are camping near the fire and consist of four Type I hotshot crews and a Wildland Fire Module.

The communities near the fire can expect smoke impacts in varying degrees for the next two- three weeks. Air quality and smoke forecasts will be available as the incident progresses.

For more information, see Lions Fire https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/news/5850/ or 760-582-5203.  (S. Saunders)

_______________________


Independence Day Fire Safety
Independence Day is just around the corner and Yosemite Fire and Aviation wants to remind residents and visitors to be extra careful with fire by following a few guidelines: 


- No fireworks are permitted within Yosemite National Park
- Always make sure your campfire is dead out before leaving
- Follow all posted signs and restrictions
- Celebrate Independence Day safely and joyfully


For fire information contact: yose_fire_info@nps.gov  or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @YosemiteFire.  (S. Saunders)
_______________________

 

Recruiting Priorities Dialogue For Supervisors Thursday

Please join the Superintendent's Office and Allies for Inclusion facilitators for a dialogue on recruiting priorities for Yosemite's 100 vacancies. The first in a series of three dialogues will take place on Thursday, June 28th, 1-2:30 pm in the Valley Emergency Services Conference Room. Please RSVP to yose_rdi@nps.gov.  (S. Martinez)

_______________________

 

Merced River Plan Restoration Implementation 

Wetland restoration at the Art Activity Center begins June 26th and will continue through the end of July. This project returns 0.8 acres of what was the former Art Activity Center into a seasonal wetland. Crew will be shaping the wetland area, planting native plants, and replacing the construction fencing with split rail fencing.

 

Riverbank restoration at Sentinel Meadow Boardwalk begins June 25th and will continue through mid-July. Workers will add fences to protect unstable riverbanks, protect vegetation and define a viewing area of Yosemite Falls. Crew will also plant native plants over 900 square feet of trampled vegetation. Portions of the boardwalk will be intermittently closed for repair and for visitor safety during fence construction.  (G. Dickman)

_______________________  

 

Croaking Toad Presentation Thursday

Croaking Toad Presentation on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am in the El Portal Warehouse Maintenance Complex in the Large Breakroom. Presented by Stefanny Villagomez, Independent Biologist, Mexico, Steve Albert, The Institute for Bird Populations, and Michelle Desrosiers, Yosemite National Park "Yosemite to Mexico: Monitoring Migratory Birds Across the full Annual Cycle."  (M. Thornley)

_______________________

 

High Elevation Forest Monitoring New Video

The Sierra Nevada Network Inventory & Monitoring Program has a new video available highlighting our high elevation forest monitoring project, that can be viewed at https://youtu.be/q3DA9oxsusQ. Enjoy traveling to a foxtail pine stand in Sequoia National Park, learning about these iconic trees, and seeing how our field crew monitors these subalpine forests. In Yosemite, enjoy the beauty of whitebark pine after a mid-September 2017 snowstorm and the raucous calls of Clark’s Nutcrackers as they forage on the seeds of these pines. 

 

For more information about the Sierra Nevada Network Inventory & Monitoring Program, a National Park Service program monitoring natural resources in Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks and Devils Postpile National Monument, visit this web page: https://science.nature.nps.gov/IM/units/sien/index.cfm (L. Mutch)

_______________________


 

Sue Beatty Retirement Dinner Thursday
Sue Beatty,The Yosemite Giant of Ecological restoration, is retiring! Join in to show Sue your appreciation of her 30+ years of service in making Yosemite a better place. Email mitzi_thornley@nps.gov if you want to be added to the agenda to honor Sue with stories or words of appreciation. 

The Mexican themed potluck dinner will be held Thursday, June 28th from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Cedar Lodge in El Portal.  (M. Thornley)

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Yosemite National Park Monday, June 25th, 2018 http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/6/yosemite-national-park-monday-june-25th-2018 Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Monday, June 25th, 2018

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 78 to 88 at 5000 feet... 71 to 81 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 57 to 67 at 5000 feet... 48 to 56 at 8000 feet.

Tomorrow:  Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 81 to 91 at 5000 feet... 74 to 84 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY


Forest Service Press Release: Lions Fire Reaches the Inyo National Forest
Clovis, CA. June 24, 2018 – The Lions Fire started on the Sierra National Forest around June 1st as a lightning strike, and is burning near the Lion Point area in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. It crossed onto the Inyo National Forest on June 22 and is now being co-managed by both the Sierra and the Inyo National Forests. Due to strong winds the evening of June 24 of 20-30 mph, the fire spread to the south and west and is now about 1000 acres, 7 miles southwest of Mammoth Lakes.

The fire is burning at 6000-8000’ elevation in red fir with some growth to the southeast. Large areas of standing dead and down timber are within and surrounding the burning area. There is no present threat to structures or public safety. 

The fire will be managed for multiple resource and protection objectives including suppression, air quality, firefighter safety and hazardous vegetation reduction. Because the fire is burning in designated wilderness, fire officials will be using MIST (Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics), such as using natural barriers for containment lines and minimizing mechanical disturbance with chainsaws or aircraft. 

To maximize daylight work time, crews are camping near the fire and consist of four Type I hotshot crews and a Wildland Fire Module.

The communities near the fire can expect smoke impacts in varying degrees for the next two- three weeks. Air quality and smoke forecasts will be available as the incident progresses.

For more information, see Lions Fire https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/news/5850/ or 760-582-5203. 

_______________________


Independence Day Fire Safety
Independence Day is just around the corner and Yosemite Fire and Aviation wants to remind our residents and visitors to be extra careful with fire by following a few guidelines: 

  • NO FIREWORKS are permitted within Yosemite National Park
  • Always make sure your campfire is dead out before leaving
  • Follow all posted signs and restrictions
  • Celebrate Independence Day safely and joyfully

For fire information contact: yose_fire_info@nps.gov  or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @YosemiteFire (S. Saunders)
_______________________

 

Merced River Plan Restoration Implementation 

Wetland restoration at the Art Activity Center begins June 26th and will continue through the end of July. This project returns 0.8 acres of what was the former Art Activity Center into a seasonal wetland. Crew will be shaping the wetland area, planting native plants, and replacing the construction fencing with split rail fencing.

 

Riverbank restoration at Sentinel Meadow Boardwalk begins June 25th and will continue through mid-July. Workers will add fences to protect unstable riverbanks, protect vegetation and define a viewing area of Yosemite Falls. Crew will also plant native plants over 900 square feet of trampled vegetation. Portions of the boardwalk will be intermittently closed for repair and for visitor safety during fence construction.  (G. Dickman)

_______________________

 

High Elevation Forest Monitoring: Watch New Video

The Sierra Nevada Network Inventory & Monitoring Program has a new video available highlighting our high elevation forest monitoring project, that can be viewed at https://youtu.be/q3DA9oxsusQ. Enjoy traveling to a foxtail pine stand in Sequoia National Park, learning about these iconic trees, and seeing how our field crew monitors these subalpine forests. In Yosemite, enjoy the beauty of whitebark pine after a mid-September 2017 snowstorm and the raucous calls of Clark’s Nutcrackers as they forage on the seeds of these pines. 

 

For more information about the Sierra Nevada Network Inventory & Monitoring Program, a National Park Service program monitoring natural resources in Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks and Devils Postpile National Monument, visit this web page: https://science.nature.nps.gov/IM/units/sien/index.cfm (L. Mutch)

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Yosemite National Park Friday, June 22nd, 2018 http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/6/yosemite-national-park-friday-june-22nd-2018 Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Sunny. Highs 87 to 92 at 5000 feet...72 to 78 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 54 to 64 at 5000 feet...47 to 55 at 8000 feet.

Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 89 to 94 at 5000 feet...73 to 79 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

Barry Hance Award Nominations Due Today

All NPS employees are eligible to nominate someone - you could be the one who submits the application for this year's winner!  To nominate someone you must complete the Barry Hance Award nomination form, complete a DI-451 award form, and have the nominee's supervisor approve and sign the nomination form (email yose_superintendent@nps.gov to get the forms if you don't already have them). Send the completed package in a blue "special attention mail" envelope labeled "Barry Hance Award Nomination" to Alan Kunz and/or Renee Madrid at the Superintendent's Office in the Valley.  (A. Kunz)

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Last RT-130 Fire Refresher Today

Friday, June 22nd will be the last opportunity to take the RT-130 fire refresher for the 2018 fire season. Class will be held in the Valley Auditorium starting at 0900 and ending around 1600.

 

Here are a few reminders: 

 

Last day to submit a red card application is Saturday June 30th. 

 

You must be medically cleared to take the pack test. If you're not sure, please talk to your supervisor before contacting one of the engine captains to set up a pack test.   

 

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Russell Mitchell either by email at russell_mitchell@nps.gov or by cell phone at 626-9903. 

 (R. Mitchell)

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PSAR Message

With hot temperatures predicted for the weekend ahead, here’s a message from Preventive Search and Rescue (PSAR):

 

Rivers and creeks are tempting places to cool down. Near moving water, always look downstream for hazards such as strong currents, cascades, waterfalls, and logjams, and do not enter the water, even to wade, if you see such hazards. The park’s moving water is cold - it was snow not long ago - and can be a shock to your body.

 

Start hiking in the cool of the morning and bring plenty of water and salty snacks to stay hydrated and replace lost electrolytes. Most SAR incidents occur when people are hiking back downhill, during the second half of their hike. Remember to rest in the shade frequently.

 

A reminder for those who plan to go rafting or boating in Yosemite: children 12 and under are required to wear PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices), and PFDs are required to be in a raft/boat for all ages.  (J. Marschall)


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RECENT NEWS

 

Yosemite GIS User Group June 28

Do you use GIS in your job? A meeting for GIS users is scheduled for Thursday, June 28th at 10am in the El Portal Large Breakroom. Any and all park employees interested in GIS are invited to come and learn more about Yosemite's GIS program and participate in discussions about mobile data collection and more. Contact Elizabeth Hale at elizabeth_hale@nps.gov or 379-1307 if you have questions.

 

Yosemite GIS SharePoint page: http://sharepoint.yose.nps.gov/reso/gis/SitePages/Home.aspx  (E.  Hale)

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Yosemite National Park Offers Electronic Park Entrance Passes Beginning On June 21, 2018 - Yosemite News Release June 20, 2018

YourPassNow offers visitors new digital access to America’s public lands

 

Yosemite National Park announces the opportunity for park visitors to purchase their park entrance passes electronically through YourPassNow beginning on Thursday, June 21st, 2018. Once visitors purchase and save their digital pass to their cell phone, or print and bring their purchased pass with them, Rangers will scan their pass at the entrance station. This convenient new service will give visitors the choice of purchasing a park pass in advance, or purchasing a pass in person at the park entrance station. This option is already available to visitors at several National Park Service sites across the country.

 

“We are pleased to offer this opportunity for visitors to purchase park passes at home or on their mobile devices,” stated Yosemite National Park Superintendent Michael Reynolds. “This exciting technology provides visitors with the option for buying their park entrance passes in advance while on the road or from home.”

 

YourPassNow provides an alternative to the traditional paper-based, in-person purchase method while simultaneously providing public lands with a tool to help manage the visitor experience. Using a computer or a personal device, visitors can purchase park entrance passes from yourpassnow.com at no additional cost. Once purchased, passes can be downloaded or stored to an electronic wallet for immediate and future use. Passes are also emailed for those that want to print their pass.   

 

The following passes will be available on www.YourPassNow.com:

Private Vehicle ($35, valid one to seven days)

Motorcycle ($30, valid one to seven days)

Individual/Bicycle ($20, valid one to seven days)

Yosemite Annual Pass ($70 valid for one year from month of purchase)

 

It is NIC’s sincere pleasure to partner with Yosemite to offer visitors a new way to conveniently purchase park entrance passes,” said Robert Knapp, NIC Chief Operating Officer. "By offering a digital park pass, YourPassNow is helping enhance the visitor experience at one of our nation’s most treasured outdoor parks.” 

 

Yosemite joins the following public lands currently providing electronic passes and permits through YourPassNow: Acadia, Everglades, Grand Canyon, Theodore Roosevelt, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, and Yellowstone National Parks; Castillo de San Marcos and Colorado National Monuments; Whiskeytown National Recreation Area; Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area; Wayne National Forest; and the Bureau of Land Management’s Lake Havasu Field Office.  (J. Richards)

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Sue Beatty Retirement Dinner June 28

Sue Beatty,The Yosemite Giant of Ecological restoration, is retiring! Join in to show Sue your appreciation of her 30+ years of service in making Yosemite a better place. Email mitzi_thornley@nps.gov if you want to be added to the agenda to honor Sue with stories or words of appreciation. 

 

The Mexican themed potluck dinner will be held Thursday, June 28th from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Cedar Lodge in El Portal.  (M. Thornley)

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Yosemite Gateway Partners Summer 2018 Quarterly Meeting

The Yosemite Gateway Partners Summer 2018 Quarterly Meeting is now open for registration: Thursday, July 12th in Yosemite National Park. The meeting will be held in the Cliff Falls Room at Yosemite Valley Lodge from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM; the meeting will be preceded by a one-hour networking opportunity beginning at 9:00 AM.

 

The Yosemite Gateway Partners (YGP) is a closely-cooperative association of the National Park Service, Yosemite National Park's Concessionaire Yosemite Hospitality (a division of Aramark) and Yosemite's many gateway communities.

 

The July 12th Quarterly Meeting's morning session (10:00 AM to 12 noon) will offer presentations from Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR), as well as a fascinating opportunity to hear first-hand from George Whitmore - the legendary member of the three-climber party that made the first ascent of El Capitan in 1958.  Yosemite Climbing Association President Ken Yager will also speak, and after a no-host (advance reservation) lunch catered by Yosemite Hospitality, the floor will be turned over at 1:00 PM to Yosemite National Park Superintendent Michael Reynolds and staff, for an up-to-date, up-close-and-personal 90-minute interactive report on the latest information from Yosemite National Park.

 

Now in its 15th year of existence and its 9th year as an incorporated non-profit, YGP is a partnership of government agencies, non-profit organizations, tribes, individuals and businesses that acknowledge the interdependence of Yosemite National Park and the surrounding communities, and collaborate on and address issues of regional importance to create sustainable cultural, natural and economic prosperity.   Governed by an 11-member Board of Directors, YGP also serves as an information and communications clearinghouse to insure effective information exchange between the park and its partners, as well as between the gateway communities and counties surrounding Yosemite National Park.

 

The Yosemite Gateway Partners Quarterly Meetings are free and open to the public, but advance reservations for the July 12th meeting are required by Monday, July 9.  The non-mandatory $25 lunch option may be selected at the time of reservation.  

 

To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/YGPSummer2018

 

To learn more about the organization, visit http://www.yosemitegatewaypartners.org  (L. Marsden)

_______________________  

 

Room for Rent in Beautiful Midpines A-Frame Home

Room for rent in Midpines starting mid July ($425/month). House has wrap around porch, large driveway, beautiful view of the foothills. Backyard space for gardening. Bedroom shares 1 bathroom with, but mostly has to themselves. Other house amenities: washer on site, sink disposal, swamp cooler. Roommates have HBO go and Netflix for sharing use :) Utilities are internet and electric that average $70 pp a month (with 3 people). E-mail anna.puchkoff for pictures and more details!  (A. Puchkoff)

_______________________ 

 

Property Open For Disposals

If you have Excess Property you need to dispose of, please complete the online disposal form and contact Denise Buskeness for an appointment to drop-off your excess property. 

 

1) Copy and paste this link into Internet Explorer, as it is not compatible with Goggle Chrome. 

http://sharepoint.yose.nps.gov/Admn/Prop/prop/Personal%20Property%20Disposal%20Records/Forms/Disposal%20Processing%20View.aspx

- Scroll down to bottom

- Click Add Document

- Select if your item is informal or formal

- For Formal Property select your property number

- For Informal, click the Informal Button

- Follow the steps (Please fill out all fields)

- Select Submit 

 

2) Wait for Denise Buskeness to send you an email asking when you would like to make an appointment. 

 

If you run into any complications please feel free to call 379-1024 or email denise_buskeness@nps.gov.  (D. Buskeness)

_______________________

 

Sue Beatty Recognized With Two Awards 

At the recent Mariposa Grove employee day, Sue Beatty's 30-year career devoted to ecological restoration and partnering in Yosemite was recognized with two awards. Sue was granted a Department of the Interior Superior Service honor award for her leadership in planning and implementing ecological restoration actions to restore natural forest, river, and meadow landforms and processes in the Merced River corridor, Tuolumne River corridor, Mariposa Grove, and Yosemite Wilderness, and for providing outstanding coaching and mentoring to develop the skills and abilities of numerous young biologists and botanists in Yosemite's Vegetation and Ecological Restoration program. Sue was also granted the Yosemite Conservancy Partnership Award for her vision and collaborative spirit in transforming the Mariposa Grove from paved and busy commercial area to peaceful and verdant meadow where water flows naturally and the big trees dominate the scene. Those at the opening events this week were witness to Sue's depth of knowledge and dedication to this place, and to the incredible transformation that she and many other dedicated ecological restoration staff accomplished in the grove. Thank you, Sue!  (A. Demetry) 

_______________________

 

El Portal Fire Fuel Reduction Saturday

Come out and help the community of El Portal for a morning of fun and fire fuel reductions work! Team up with the local fire crew this Saturday, June 23rd from 8 am to 11 am and meet in front of the El Portal Fire Office. Please wear closed toed shoes, long sleeved shirts, and long pants. Bring water, snacks, and additional sun protection if needed. All are welcome and thanks in advance!  (C. Timpone)

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Yosemite National Park Thursday, June 21st, 2018 http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/6/yosemite-national-park-thursday-june-21st-2018 Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Sunny. Highs 86 to 91 at 5000 feet...70 to 76 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations, southwest winds around 25 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear, breezy. Lows 52 to 62 at 5000 feet...44 to 54 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations, southwest winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph in the evening.

Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 89 to 95 at 5000 feet...73 to 79 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

Yosemite GIS User Group June 28

Do you use GIS in your job? A meeting for GIS users is scheduled for Thursday, June 28th at 10am in the El Portal Large Breakroom. Any and all park employees interested in GIS are invited to come and learn more about Yosemite's GIS program and participate in discussions about mobile data collection and more. Contact Elizabeth Hale at elizabeth_hale@nps.gov or 379-1307 if you have questions.

 

Yosemite GIS SharePoint page: http://sharepoint.yose.nps.gov/reso/gis/SitePages/Home.aspx  (E.  Hale)

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Yosemite National Park Offers Electronic Park Entrance Passes Beginning On June 21, 2018 - Yosemite News Release June 20, 2018

YourPassNow offers visitors new digital access to America’s public lands

 

Yosemite National Park announces the opportunity for park visitors to purchase their park entrance passes electronically through YourPassNow beginning on Thursday, June 21st, 2018. Once visitors purchase and save their digital pass to their cell phone, or print and bring their purchased pass with them, Rangers will scan their pass at the entrance station. This convenient new service will give visitors the choice of purchasing a park pass in advance, or purchasing a pass in person at the park entrance station. This option is already available to visitors at several National Park Service sites across the country.

 

“We are pleased to offer this opportunity for visitors to purchase park passes at home or on their mobile devices,” stated Yosemite National Park Superintendent Michael Reynolds. “This exciting technology provides visitors with the option for buying their park entrance passes in advance while on the road or from home.”

 

YourPassNow provides an alternative to the traditional paper-based, in-person purchase method while simultaneously providing public lands with a tool to help manage the visitor experience. Using a computer or a personal device, visitors can purchase park entrance passes from yourpassnow.com at no additional cost. Once purchased, passes can be downloaded or stored to an electronic wallet for immediate and future use. Passes are also emailed for those that want to print their pass.   

 

The following passes will be available on www.YourPassNow.com:

Private Vehicle ($35, valid one to seven days)

Motorcycle ($30, valid one to seven days)

Individual/Bicycle ($20, valid one to seven days)

Yosemite Annual Pass ($70 valid for one year from month of purchase)

 

It is NIC’s sincere pleasure to partner with Yosemite to offer visitors a new way to conveniently purchase park entrance passes,” said Robert Knapp, NIC Chief Operating Officer. "By offering a digital park pass, YourPassNow is helping enhance the visitor experience at one of our nation’s most treasured outdoor parks.” 

 

Yosemite joins the following public lands currently providing electronic passes and permits through YourPassNow: Acadia, Everglades, Grand Canyon, Theodore Roosevelt, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, and Yellowstone National Parks; Castillo de San Marcos and Colorado National Monuments; Whiskeytown National Recreation Area; Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area; Wayne National Forest; and the Bureau of Land Management’s Lake Havasu Field Office.  (J. Richards)


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RECENT NEWS

 

Sue Beatty Retirement Dinner June 28

Sue Beatty,The Yosemite Giant of Ecological restoration, is retiring! Join in to show Sue your appreciation of her 30+ years of service in making Yosemite a better place. Email mitzi_thornley@nps.gov if you want to be added to the agenda to honor Sue with stories or words of appreciation. 

 

The Mexican themed potluck dinner will be held Thursday, June 28th from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Cedar Lodge in El Portal.  (M. Thornley)

_______________________ 

 

Yosemite Gateway Partners Summer 2018 Quarterly Meeting

The Yosemite Gateway Partners Summer 2018 Quarterly Meeting is now open for registration: Thursday, July 12th in Yosemite National Park. The meeting will be held in the Cliff Falls Room at Yosemite Valley Lodge from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM; the meeting will be preceded by a one-hour networking opportunity beginning at 9:00 AM.

 

The Yosemite Gateway Partners (YGP) is a closely-cooperative association of the National Park Service, Yosemite National Park's Concessionaire Yosemite Hospitality (a division of Aramark) and Yosemite's many gateway communities.

 

The July 12th Quarterly Meeting's morning session (10:00 AM to 12 noon) will offer presentations from Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR), as well as a fascinating opportunity to hear first-hand from George Whitmore - the legendary member of the three-climber party that made the first ascent of El Capitan in 1958.  Yosemite Climbing Association President Ken Yager will also speak, and after a no-host (advance reservation) lunch catered by Yosemite Hospitality, the floor will be turned over at 1:00 PM to Yosemite National Park Superintendent Michael Reynolds and staff, for an up-to-date, up-close-and-personal 90-minute interactive report on the latest information from Yosemite National Park.

 

Now in its 15th year of existence and its 9th year as an incorporated non-profit, YGP is a partnership of government agencies, non-profit organizations, tribes, individuals and businesses that acknowledge the interdependence of Yosemite National Park and the surrounding communities, and collaborate on and address issues of regional importance to create sustainable cultural, natural and economic prosperity.   Governed by an 11-member Board of Directors, YGP also serves as an information and communications clearinghouse to insure effective information exchange between the park and its partners, as well as between the gateway communities and counties surrounding Yosemite National Park.

 

The Yosemite Gateway Partners Quarterly Meetings are free and open to the public, but advance reservations for the July 12th meeting are required by Monday, July 9.  The non-mandatory $25 lunch option may be selected at the time of reservation.  

 

To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/YGPSummer2018

 

To learn more about the organization, visit http://www.yosemitegatewaypartners.org  (L. Marsden)

_______________________  

 

Last RT-130 Fire Refresher Friday

Friday, June 22nd will be the last opportunity to take the RT-130 fire refresher for the 2018 fire season. Class will be held in the Valley Auditorium starting at 0900 and ending around 1600.

 

Here are a few reminders: 

 

Last day to submit a red card application is Saturday June 30th. 

 

You must be medically cleared to take the pack test. If you're not sure, please talk to your supervisor before contacting one of the engine captains to set up a pack test.   

 

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Russell Mitchell either by email at russell_mitchell@nps.gov or by cell phone at 626-9903.

 

Look forward to seeing you there!  (R. Mitchell)

_______________________

 

Room for Rent in Beautiful Midpines A-Frame Home

Room for rent in Midpines starting mid July ($425/month). House has wrap around porch, large driveway, beautiful view of the foothills. Backyard space for gardening. Bedroom shares 1 bathroom with, but mostly has to themselves. Other house amenities: washer on site, sink disposal, swamp cooler. Roommates have HBO go and Netflix for sharing use :) Utilities are internet and electric that average $70 pp a month (with 3 people). E-mail anna.puchkoff for pictures and more details!  (A. Puchkoff)

_______________________ 

 

Property Open For Disposals

If you have Excess Property you need to dispose of, please complete the online disposal form and contact Denise Buskeness for an appointment to drop-off your excess property. 

 

1) Copy and paste this link into Internet Explorer, as it is not compatible with Goggle Chrome. 

http://sharepoint.yose.nps.gov/Admn/Prop/prop/Personal%20Property%20Disposal%20Records/Forms/Disposal%20Processing%20View.aspx

- Scroll down to bottom

- Click Add Document

- Select if your item is informal or formal

- For Formal Property select your property number

- For Informal, click the Informal Button

- Follow the steps (Please fill out all fields)

- Select Submit 

 

2) Wait for Denise Buskeness to send you an email asking when you would like to make an appointment. 

 

If you run into any complications please feel free to call 379-1024 or email denise_buskeness@nps.gov.  (D. Buskeness)

_______________________

 

Sue Beatty Recognized With Two Awards 

At the recent Mariposa Grove employee day, Sue Beatty's 30-year career devoted to ecological restoration and partnering in Yosemite was recognized with two awards. Sue was granted a Department of the Interior Superior Service honor award for her leadership in planning and implementing ecological restoration actions to restore natural forest, river, and meadow landforms and processes in the Merced River corridor, Tuolumne River corridor, Mariposa Grove, and Yosemite Wilderness, and for providing outstanding coaching and mentoring to develop the skills and abilities of numerous young biologists and botanists in Yosemite's Vegetation and Ecological Restoration program. Sue was also granted the Yosemite Conservancy Partnership Award for her vision and collaborative spirit in transforming the Mariposa Grove from paved and busy commercial area to peaceful and verdant meadow where water flows naturally and the big trees dominate the scene. Those at the opening events this week were witness to Sue's depth of knowledge and dedication to this place, and to the incredible transformation that she and many other dedicated ecological restoration staff accomplished in the grove. Thank you, Sue!  (A. Demetry) 

_______________________

 

El Portal Fire Fuel Reduction Saturday

Come out and help the community of El Portal for a morning of fun and fire fuel reductions work! Team up with the local fire crew this Saturday, June 23rd from 8 am to 11 am and meet in front of the El Portal Fire Office. Please wear closed toed shoes, long sleeved shirts, and long pants. Bring water, snacks, and additional sun protection if needed. All are welcome and thanks in advance!  (C. Timpone)

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Yosemite National Park Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/6/yosemite-national-park-wednesday-june-20th-2018 Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Sunny. Highs 86 to 91 at 5000 feet...72 to 77 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 53 to 61 at 5000 feet...45 to 53 at 8000 feet.

Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 86 to 91 at 5000 feet...71 to 77 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

Farewell Potluck Lunch Today

Farewell Potluck Lunch at noon, Wednesday, June 20th in the Big Break-room for Dan Benitag, Hassan Corbin and Doug Denk. Dan is Retiring. Hassan is Transferring to Washington DC and Doug is returning to Denver Service Center after a 120 Day Detail with Design and Engineering.  Come say Farewell and Good Luck to them while enjoying a delicious lunch.  (D. Jordan)

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Ice Cream Social Today

Are you a volunteer in the Park? Do you supervise a volunteer in the Park? Then you're invited to an Ice Cream Social hosted by the Volunteer Office! Come join in for ice cream, an assortment of toppings, and meet other volunteers and supervisors in the Park! The social will be held Wednesday, June 20th from 12 pm to 2 pm at the Volunteer Field Office (which is located in the old trails conference room, behind the Fort). Supervisors, please let your volunteers know about this event as a thank you for their time and effort!  (C. Timpone)

_______________________

 

Sue Beatty Retirement Dinner June 28

Sue Beatty,The Yosemite Giant of Ecological restoration, is retiring! Join in to show Sue your appreciation of her 30+ years of service in making Yosemite a better place. Email mitzi_thornley@nps.gov if you want to be added to the agenda to honor Sue with stories or words of appreciation. 

 

The Mexican themed potluck dinner will be held Thursday, June 28th from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Cedar Lodge in El Portal.  (M. Thornley)

_______________________ 

 

Yosemite Gateway Partners Summer 2018 Quarterly Meeting

The Yosemite Gateway Partners Summer 2018 Quarterly Meeting is now open for registration: Thursday, July 12th in Yosemite National Park. The meeting will be held in the Cliff Falls Room at Yosemite Valley Lodge from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM; the meeting will be preceded by a one-hour networking opportunity beginning at 9:00 AM.

 

The Yosemite Gateway Partners (YGP) is a closely-cooperative association of the National Park Service, Yosemite National Park's Concessionaire Yosemite Hospitality (a division of Aramark) and Yosemite's many gateway communities.

 

The July 12th Quarterly Meeting's morning session (10:00 AM to 12 noon) will offer presentations from Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR), as well as a fascinating opportunity to hear first-hand from George Whitmore - the legendary member of the three-climber party that made the first ascent of El Capitan in 1958.  Yosemite Climbing Association President Ken Yager will also speak, and after a no-host (advance reservation) lunch catered by Yosemite Hospitality, the floor will be turned over at 1:00 PM to Yosemite National Park Superintendent Michael Reynolds and staff, for an up-to-date, up-close-and-personal 90-minute interactive report on the latest information from Yosemite National Park.

 

Now in its 15th year of existence and its 9th year as an incorporated non-profit, YGP is a partnership of government agencies, non-profit organizations, tribes, individuals and businesses that acknowledge the interdependence of Yosemite National Park and the surrounding communities, and collaborate on and address issues of regional importance to create sustainable cultural, natural and economic prosperity.   Governed by an 11-member Board of Directors, YGP also serves as an information and communications clearinghouse to insure effective information exchange between the park and its partners, as well as between the gateway communities and counties surrounding Yosemite National Park.

 

The Yosemite Gateway Partners Quarterly Meetings are free and open to the public, but advance reservations for the July 12th meeting are required by Monday, July 9.  The non-mandatory $25 lunch option may be selected at the time of reservation.  

 

To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/YGPSummer2018

 

To learn more about the organization, visit http://www.yosemitegatewaypartners.org  (L. Marsden)

 

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RECENT NEWS

 

Last RT-130 Fire refresher Friday

Friday, June 22nd will be the last opportunity to take the RT-130 fire refresher for the 2018 fire season. Class will be held in the Valley Auditorium starting at 0900 and ending around 1600.

 

Here are a few reminders: 

 

Last day to submit a red card application is Saturday June 30th. 

 

You must be medically cleared to take the pack test. If you're not sure, please talk to your supervisor before contacting one of the engine captains to set up a pack test.   

 

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Russell Mitchell either by email at russell_mitchell@nps.gov or by cell phone at 626-9903.

 

Look forward to seeing you there!  (R. Mitchell)

_______________________

 

Room for Rent in Beautiful Midpines A-Frame Home

Room for rent in Midpines starting mid July ($425/month). House has wrap around porch, large driveway, beautiful view of the foothills. Backyard space for gardening. Bedroom shares 1 bathroom with, but mostly has to themselves. Other house amenities: washer on site, sink disposal, swamp cooler. Roommates have HBO go and Netflix for sharing use :) Utilities are internet and electric that average $70 pp a month (with 3 people). E-mail anna.puchkoff for pictures and more details!  (A. Puchkoff)

_______________________ 

 

Property Open For Disposals

If you have Excess Property you need to dispose of, please complete the online disposal form and contact Denise Buskeness for an appointment to drop-off your excess property. 

 

1) Copy and paste this link into Internet Explorer, as it is not compatible with Goggle Chrome. 

http://sharepoint.yose.nps.gov/Admn/Prop/prop/Personal%20Property%20Disposal%20Records/Forms/Disposal%20Processing%20View.aspx

- Scroll down to bottom

- Click Add Document

- Select if your item is informal or formal

- For Formal Property select your property number

- For Informal, click the Informal Button

- Follow the steps (Please fill out all fields)

- Select Submit 

 

2) Wait for Denise Buskeness to send you an email asking when you would like to make an appointment. 

 

If you run into any complications please feel free to call 379-1024 or email denise_buskeness@nps.gov.  (D. Buskeness)

_______________________

 

Sue Beatty Recognized With Two Awards 

At the recent Mariposa Grove employee day, Sue Beatty's 30-year career devoted to ecological restoration and partnering in Yosemite was recognized with two awards. Sue was granted a Department of the Interior Superior Service honor award for her leadership in planning and implementing ecological restoration actions to restore natural forest, river, and meadow landforms and processes in the Merced River corridor, Tuolumne River corridor, Mariposa Grove, and Yosemite Wilderness, and for providing outstanding coaching and mentoring to develop the skills and abilities of numerous young biologists and botanists in Yosemite's Vegetation and Ecological Restoration program. Sue was also granted the Yosemite Conservancy Partnership Award for her vision and collaborative spirit in transforming the Mariposa Grove from paved and busy commercial area to peaceful and verdant meadow where water flows naturally and the big trees dominate the scene. Those at the opening events this week were witness to Sue's depth of knowledge and dedication to this place, and to the incredible transformation that she and many other dedicated ecological restoration staff accomplished in the grove. Thank you, Sue!  (A. Demetry) 

_______________________

 

El Portal Fire Fuel Reduction Saturday

Come out and help the community of El Portal for a morning of fun and fire fuel reductions work! Team up with the local fire crew this Saturday, June 23rd from 8 am to 11 am and meet in front of the El Portal Fire Office. Please wear closed toed shoes, long sleeved shirts, and long pants. Bring water, snacks, and additional sun protection if needed. All are welcome and thanks in advance!  (C. Timpone)

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Yosemite National Park Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/6/yosemite-national-park-tuesday-june-19th-2018 Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Sunny, warmer. Highs 83 to 88 at 5000 feet...69 to 74 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 53 to 63 at 5000 feet...42 to 50 at 8000 feet.

Tomorrow: Sunny, warmer. Highs 87 to 93 at 5000 feet...75 to 80 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

Last RT-130 Fire refresher Friday

Friday, June 22nd will be the last opportunity to take the RT-130 fire refresher for the 2018 fire season. Class will be held in the Valley Auditorium starting at 0900 and ending around 1600.

 

Here are a few reminders: 

 

Last day to submit a red card application is Saturday June 30th. 

 

You must be medically cleared to take the pack test. If you're not sure, please talk to your supervisor before contacting one of the engine captains to set up a pack test.   

 

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Russell Mitchell either by email at russell_mitchell@nps.gov or by cell phone at 626-9903.

 

Look forward to seeing you there!  (R. Mitchell)

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Room for Rent in Beautiful Midpines A-Frame Home

Room for rent in Midpines starting mid July ($425/month). House has wrap around porch, large driveway, beautiful view of the foothills. Backyard space for gardening. Bedroom shares 1 bathroom with, but mostly has to themselves. Other house amenities: washer on site, sink disposal, swamp cooler. Roommates have HBO go and Netflix for sharing use :) Utilities are internet and electric that average $70 pp a month (with 3 people). E-mail anna.puchkoff for pictures and more details!  (A. Puchkoff)

 

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RECENT NEWS

 

Farewell Potluck Lunch Wednesday

Farewell Potluck Lunch at noon, Wednesday, June 20th in the Big Break-room for Dan Benitag, Hassan Corbin and Doug Denk. Dan is Retiring. Hassan is Transferring to Washington DC and Doug is returning to Denver Service Center after a 120 Day Detail with Design and Engineering.  Come say Farewell and Good Luck to them while enjoying a delicious lunch.  (D. Jordan)

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Ice Cream Social Wednesday

Are you a volunteer in the Park? Do you supervise a volunteer in the Park? Then you're invited to an Ice Cream Social hosted by the Volunteer Office! Come join in for ice cream, an assortment of toppings, and meet other volunteers and supervisors in the Park! The social will be held Wednesday, June 20th from 12 pm to 2 pm at the Volunteer Field Office (which is located in the old trails conference room, behind the Fort). Supervisors, please let your volunteers know about this event as a thank you for their time and effort!  (C. Timpone)

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Property Open For Disposals

If you have Excess Property you need to dispose of, please complete the online disposal form and contact Denise Buskeness for an appointment to drop-off your excess property. 

 

1) Copy and paste this link into Internet Explorer, as it is not compatible with Goggle Chrome. 

http://sharepoint.yose.nps.gov/Admn/Prop/prop/Personal%20Property%20Disposal%20Records/Forms/Disposal%20Processing%20View.aspx

- Scroll down to bottom

- Click Add Document

- Select if your item is informal or formal

- For Formal Property select your property number

- For Informal, click the Informal Button

- Follow the steps (Please fill out all fields)

- Select Submit 

 

2) Wait for Denise Buskeness to send you an email asking when you would like to make an appointment. 

 

If you run into any complications please feel free to call 379-1024 or email denise_buskeness@nps.gov.  (D. Buskeness)

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Sue Beatty Recognized With Two Awards 

At the recent Mariposa Grove employee day, Sue Beatty's 30-year career devoted to ecological restoration and partnering in Yosemite was recognized with two awards. Sue was granted a Department of the Interior Superior Service honor award for her leadership in planning and implementing ecological restoration actions to restore natural forest, river, and meadow landforms and processes in the Merced River corridor, Tuolumne River corridor, Mariposa Grove, and Yosemite Wilderness, and for providing outstanding coaching and mentoring to develop the skills and abilities of numerous young biologists and botanists in Yosemite's Vegetation and Ecological Restoration program. Sue was also granted the Yosemite Conservancy Partnership Award for her vision and collaborative spirit in transforming the Mariposa Grove from paved and busy commercial area to peaceful and verdant meadow where water flows naturally and the big trees dominate the scene. Those at the opening events this week were witness to Sue's depth of knowledge and dedication to this place, and to the incredible transformation that she and many other dedicated ecological restoration staff accomplished in the grove. Thank you, Sue!  (A. Demetry) 

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El Portal Fire Fuel Reduction Saturday

Come out and help the community of El Portal for a morning of fun and fire fuel reductions work! Team up with the local fire crew this Saturday, June 23rd from 8 am to 11 am and meet in front of the El Portal Fire Office. Please wear closed toed shoes, long sleeved shirts, and long pants. Bring water, snacks, and additional sun protection if needed. All are welcome and thanks in advance!  (C. Timpone)

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Yosemite National Park Monday, June 18th, 2018 http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/6/yosemite-national-park-monday-june-18th-2018 Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Monday, June 18th, 2018

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Sunny, warmer. Highs 75 to 81 at 5000 feet...63 to 68 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 46 to 52 at 5000 feet...38 to 44 at 8000 feet.

Tomorrow: Sunny, warmer. Highs 83 to 88 at 5000 feet...69 to 74 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

Trail Crew Blasting on Tenaya Zig Zags Today

Trail Crew is planning on blasting some rock on the Tenaya Zig Zags on Monday, June 18th. That section of the trail will be closed for short intervals, and there may be some noise heard throughout Yosemite Valley that afternoon.  (G. Torres)

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Farewell Potluck Lunch Wednesday

Farewell Potluck Lunch at noon, Wednesday, June 20th in the Big Break-room for Dan Benitag, Hassan Corbin and Doug Denk. Dan is Retiring. Hassan is Transferring to Washington DC and Doug is returning to Denver Service Center after a 120 Day Detail with Design and Engineering.  Come say Farewell and Good Luck to them while enjoying a delicious lunch.  (D. Jordan)

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Ice Cream Social Wednesday

Are you a volunteer in the Park? Do you supervise a volunteer in the Park? Then you're invited to an Ice Cream Social hosted by the Volunteer Office! Come join in for ice cream, an assortment of toppings, and meet other volunteers and supervisors in the Park! The social will be held Wednesday, June 20th from 12 pm to 2 pm at the Volunteer Field Office (which is located in the old trails conference room, behind the Fort). Supervisors, please let your volunteers know about this event as a thank you for their time and effort!  (C. Timpone)

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Property Open For Disposals

If you have Excess Property you need to dispose of, please complete the online disposal form and contact Denise Buskeness for an appointment to drop-off your excess property. 

 

1) Copy and paste this link into Internet Explorer, as it is not compatible with Goggle Chrome. 

http://sharepoint.yose.nps.gov/Admn/Prop/prop/Personal%20Property%20Disposal%20Records/Forms/Disposal%20Processing%20View.aspx

- Scroll down to bottom

- Click Add Document

- Select if your item is informal or formal

- For Formal Property select your property number

- For Informal, click the Informal Button

- Follow the steps (Please fill out all fields)

- Select Submit 

 

2) Wait for Denise Buskeness to send you an email asking when you would like to make an appointment. 

 

If you run into any complications please feel free to call 379-1024 or email denise_buskeness@nps.gov.  (D. Buskeness)

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Sue Beatty Recognized With Two Awards 

At the recent Mariposa Grove employee day, Sue Beatty's 30-year career devoted to ecological restoration and partnering in Yosemite was recognized with two awards. Sue was granted a Department of the Interior Superior Service honor award for her leadership in planning and implementing ecological restoration actions to restore natural forest, river, and meadow landforms and processes in the Merced River corridor, Tuolumne River corridor, Mariposa Grove, and Yosemite Wilderness, and for providing outstanding coaching and mentoring to develop the skills and abilities of numerous young biologists and botanists in Yosemite's Vegetation and Ecological Restoration program. Sue was also granted the Yosemite Conservancy Partnership Award for her vision and collaborative spirit in transforming the Mariposa Grove from paved and busy commercial area to peaceful and verdant meadow where water flows naturally and the big trees dominate the scene. Those at the opening events this week were witness to Sue's depth of knowledge and dedication to this place, and to the incredible transformation that she and many other dedicated ecological restoration staff accomplished in the grove. Thank you, Sue!  (A. Demetry) 

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El Portal Fire Fuel Reduction Saturday

Come out and help the community of El Portal for a morning of fun and fire fuel reductions work! Team up with the local fire crew this Saturday, June 23rd from 8 am to 11 am and meet in front of the El Portal Fire Office. Please wear closed toed shoes, long sleeved shirts, and long pants. Bring water, snacks, and additional sun protection if needed. All are welcome and thanks in advance!  (C. Timpone)

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Yosemite National Park Friday, June 15th, 2018 http://www.yosemiteprints.org/blog/2018/6/yosemite-national-park-friday-june-15th-2018 Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Friday, June 15th, 2018

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Sunny. Highs 80 to 85 at 5000 feet...67 to 72 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations, southwest winds around 25 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 47 to 53 at 5000 feet...40 to 46 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations, southwest winds around 25 mph in the evening. Gusts up to 40 mph in the evening.

Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 74 to 79 at 5000 feet...62 to 67 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

American Indian Council of Mariposa County Event Today

The American Indian Council of Mariposa County will be conducting a Bear Ceremony at the roundhouse behind the museum at the village of Ahwahnee this Friday, June 15th. Please remove all government and personal vehicles from the parking lot between the Emergency Services Complex and the AT&T building by noon Friday to facilitate parking for the event.  (J. Hoeflich)

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Trail Crew Blasting on Tenaya Zig Zags Monday

Trail Crew is planning on blasting some rock on the Tenaya Zig Zags on Monday, June 18th. That section of the trail will be closed for short intervals, and there may be some noise heard throughout Yosemite Valley that afternoon.  (G. Torres)

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Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Conservancy Celebrate the Reopening of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias After the Largest Restoration Project in Park History - Yosemite News Release June 14, 2018

 

Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Conservancy and public officials today dedicated the newly restored Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias following a landmark project to protect the ancient trees and reestablish the area’s natural serenity.

 

“As the largest protection, restoration and improvement project in park history, this milestone reflects the unbridled passion so many people have to care for Yosemite so that future generations can experience majestic places like Mariposa Grove,” said Yosemite National Park Superintendent Michael Reynolds. “These trees sowed the seeds of the national park idea in the 1800s and because of this incredible project it will remain one of the world’s most significant natural and cultural resources.”

 

Mariposa Grove is home to about 500 mature giant sequoias, which are among the largest living things on Earth. The grove and Yosemite Valley were protected in 1864 as part of the Yosemite Grant Act, the nation’s first legislation focused on preserving public lands. The National Park Service and Yosemite Conservancy donors each provided $20 million to fund the $40 million project. The grove has been closed to the public since July 2015 when restoration activities began.

 

At a new arrival area, where shuttle busses will drop-off visitors, officials marked the grove reopening with a ribbon cutting and a tribal blessing. Speakers highlighted the grove’s historical significance, the importance of preserving our natural places, and the effectiveness of the National Park Service and Yosemite Conservancy partnership to accomplish exceptional work in the park.

 

“The grove restoration occurred because tens of thousands of people all invested in protecting a unique natural phenomenon,” said Yosemite Conservancy President Frank Dean. “Trails are supposed to take visitors someplace magical. Today, a walk in the grove has been transformed into a more beautiful and peaceful experience with the focus squarely on the trees.”

 

A New Experience at Mariposa Grove

Instead of parking amid the grove, a visit today starts at the new Welcome Plaza near the park’s South Entrance, where a cross section of a fallen sequoia that lived for more than 800 years reminds visitors of the ancient place they are about to explore. From the plaza, visitors will take a free two-mile shuttle bus ride to the Grove Arrival Area where habitat grows in what was once parking areas for vehicles, tour busses, trams and employees. The grove’s trails are now made of natural surfaces instead of pavement, and wooden boardwalks hover over sensitive wetland to protect habitat and sequoia roots. Rattlesnake Creek is flowing again after culverts blocking waterflows were replaced by one of the elevated boardwalks. Another new trail invites people of all abilities to experience the famous Grizzly Giant and California Tunnel Tree.

 

“There is wetland or vegetation that was once pavement, but it’s impossible to know by looking now what was there before,” said Dean. “It is a remarkable transformation.”

 

A Yosemite Conservancy-funded assessment of Mariposa Grove became the foundation for the restoration plan. That survey, the first ever conducted in the grove, identified an estimated population of 5,803 trees of all sizes, including seedlings, saplings, juveniles and adults. Park biologists learned that 81 percent of the juvenile sequoias and 68 percent of saplings grow within 100 feet of wetlands, an important factor in the redesign of paths and installation of boardwalk to ensure the health of the grove.

 

Giant Sequoias can grow to be 300 feet high, 35 feet in diameter and 100 feet in circumference. One of the grove’s largest trees, the Grizzly Giant, is 209 feet tall and an estimated 1,800 years old. The grove is also home to more than 70 wildlife species, including rare wildlife such as pallid bats, Pacific fishers, and spotted owls.

 

Additional Project Facts

- Four acres of sequoia habitat restored.

- Four miles of new trails built, including converting many roads within the grove to trails.

- 20,500 feet of asphalt removed or 1.44 acres, a 50 percent reduction.

- 600 feet of boardwalk and bridges installed to protect sequoia roots and improve hydrology that allows the grove to flourish.

- Accessibility throughout the lower grove area improved, as well as around the Grizzly Giant and California Tunnel Tree, with new universally accessible trails and ADA parking areas.

- New educational signage installed about sequoias, trails, stewardship, ecology and history, including greetings in the languages for the Traditionally Associated Tribes of Yosemite National Park.  

- Unsightly vault toilets in the grove were removed and replaced with new restrooms with flush toilets in the South Entrance Welcome Plaza and Grove Arrival Plaza.

 -Gift shop and tram tours were removed from the grove.

 

Visiting Mariposa Grove

- Mariposa Grove Welcome Plaza is located at the park’s Southern Entrance at Hwy. 41 and is open every day.

- Free shuttle busses from the Welcome Plaza to the grove depart in summer 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

- Yosemite Conservancy volunteers orient visitors and operate a new gift shop at the Welcome Plaza.

- Parking in the new Southern Entrance Welcome Plaza includes 285 spaces, eight accessible, and 16 oversized vehicle spaces, two of which are accessible.

- Parking at the trailhead to the grove, called the Grove Arrival Plaza, includes 33 spaces, and vehicles displaying valid disabled placards may drive there when the gate is open.

- More than 1 million people visit Mariposa Grove annually.

 

About Yosemite Conservancy

 

Yosemite Conservancy inspires people to support projects and programs that preserve Yosemite National Park and enrich the visitor experience. Thanks to generous donors, the Conservancy has provided $119 million in grants to the park to restore trails and habitat, protect wildlife, provide educational programs, and more. The Conservancy’s guided adventures, volunteer opportunities, wilderness services and bookstores help visitors of all ages to connect with Yosemite. Learn more: yosemiteconservancy.org or 1-415-434-1782.  (J. Richards)

 

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RECENT NEWS

 

Tuolumne Meadows Campground Open

Tuolumne Meadows campground opened for the 2018 season on Thursday, June 14th. The campground is half reservation and half first come, first served. Please call 209-372-0266 for current Yosemite campground status.  (E. Bissmeyer)

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Barry Hance Award Nominations Due June 22

All NPS employees are eligible to nominate someone - you could be the one who submits the application for this year's winner!  To nominate someone you must complete the Barry Hance Award nomination form, complete a DI-451 award form, and have the nominee's supervisor approve and sign the nomination form (email yose_superintendent@nps.gov to get the forms if you don't already have them). Send the completed package in a blue "special attention mail" envelope labeled "Barry Hance Award Nomination" to Alan Kunz and/or Renee Madrid at the Superintendent's Office in the Valley.  (A. Kunz)

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Valley Campground Office Hours

Beginning on Sunday, June 10th, The Valley Campground Reservation Office will be open 8:30am-4:30pm daily.  (S. Pyle)

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New Point Of Contact For Found Artifacts In Yosemite

Every year, visitors to Yosemite collect artifacts from around the park and turn them in to park staff, where they eventually wind up in the Archeology Office. This collection of artifacts is damaging to the park's historic and archeological resources, especially when the objects are collected without any locational information.

 

The Archeology Office has set up a new email address to make it easier for park staff and visitors to get in touch regarding found artifacts: YOSE_archeology@nps.gov. If a visitor or another park employee tells you about or turns in an artifact they've found, please email a precise description of the location, including a GPS point if possible; a photograph of the artifact; and the name and contact information of the person who found it. As always, it is preferable that artifacts be left in place where possible for an archaeologist to assess.

 

Feel free to distribute this email address to visitors as necessary so they can contact Archaeology themselves. Thank you for helping keep Yosemite's cultural resources intact!  (M. Baptista)

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Call Before You Dig

Reminder: With all the continuous and ongoing construction in the park, please call USA North 811 before you dig. There are water, sewer, phone, IT and electrical lines throughout the park, even if it appears there is no service in the area.  (K. Bablitch)

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