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.
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.
A yellow-legged frog that was once the most abundant amphibian in the Sierra Nevada is now the most rare. But a new study finds the frog population in Yosemite National Park shows signs of slow recovery after decades of severe decline.
About 2,000 people are expected to help remove trash along Sacramento's American River Parkway this Saturday. The Great American River Cleanup is part of Coastal Cleanup Day, the state's largest annual volunteer event held in mid-September.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today added an historic Amador County gold mine to the list of the nation's worst toxic sites. Argonaut Mine is located west of downtown Jackson. It operated from the 1850s to the early 1940s.