Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 17, 2022

How The Mariposa Grove Was Saved

SF Gate reports

A Yosemite park ecologist explains how the famous Mariposa Grove was saved

The famous giant sequoias of Yosemite National Park’s Mariposa Grove were spared the worst of the Washburn Fire, according to Yosemite forest ecologist and firefighter Garrett Dickman.

Dickman told SFGATE the beloved giants are poised to survive, and credits one particular tool that the park has been using for 50 years: fuel reduction treatments.

The victory offers an important lesson for how we can protect giant sequoias in the face of climate change.

Read more here.

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