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.
A federal water bill that supporters say will streamline dam and water storage projects in California faces an uphill battle in the Senate. One of the largest water suppliers in the state says it's unlikely to support it.
Summertime is a favorite for tourists at Lake Tahoe, but the region's transportation system is not designed for the growing number of people who use it. The TRPA and TERC are coming up with a plan to fix the gridlock and improve the lake's clarity.
California Gov. Jerry Brown and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg are teaming up on a new climate change tracking initiative called America’s Pledge.
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.