The National Park Service says all areas that had previously been closed, including the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and hiking trails around the Hetch Hetchy reservoir, are again open to the public.
The reopening comes with cautions. Visitors are urged to be aware of risks, which include hazardous trees and potential rock falls.
Fire restrictions that had been imposed last summer and fall have been lifted. But the continuing drought could cause those restrictions to be restored later in the year.
The Rim Fire started in mid-August. It burned about 77,000 acres within Yosemite, and total of 255,000 acres.
Gas-powered gardening equipment will soon surpass cars as the worst polluters in California. It is considering stronger emissions standards for small gas engines and incentives to switch to electric.
Amidst fear that President Donald Trump’s administration could rollback key federal environmental laws, California state senate Democratic leaders have unveiled a package of environmental protection bills.
A new state advisory warns people not to eat a certain species of fish from New Hogan Lake, located about 30 miles northeast of Stockton, in Calaveras County.
Wild pigs cause serious damage to grazing lands and watersheds. UC Cooperative Extension scientists have developed a GIS-based tracking app to assess wild pig damage in order to figure out how to mitigate the creatures' impacts.
Sales of plug-in electric vehicles in California are projected to pass the 250,000 mark later this month. One reason the cars haven’t sold faster is a lack of sufficient charging stations. But that’s starting to change.