yosemite national park http://kvpr.org en Fighting Fire With Fire, The Future Of The Rim Fire Burn Area http://kvpr.org/post/fighting-fire-fire-future-rim-fire-burn-area <p>Fires in the Sierra Nevada are a natural phenomenon, but with human sparked blazes - like this summer's Rim Fire - the ecology of the mountain range is in flux. Will the high country scorched this summer ever return to its natural glory or will the region of the forest be littered with shrubbery? In this report Valley Public Radio’s Ezra David Romero takes a walk through multiple groves scorched by fires - caused naturally and by the human hand - and speaks with ecologists about the future of the forest burned by the Rim Fire.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:00:43 +0000 Ezra David Romero 25306 at http://kvpr.org Fighting Fire With Fire, The Future Of The Rim Fire Burn Area Yosemite National Park Reopens After 16-Day Government Shutdown http://kvpr.org/post/yosemite-national-park-reopens-after-16-day-government-shutdown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yosemite National Park reopened last night, and visitors are returning to the park today to snap photos and bask in the fall colors.</span></p><p>Park officials estimate that more than 150,000 people were blocked from visiting Yosemite during the 16-day government shutdown. That means lost entrance and campground fees, and concession sales, says spokesman Scott Gediman.&nbsp;</p><p>“The loss of visitors has a huge ripple effect, from an economic perspective,” Gediman says.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 23:14:59 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 23187 at http://kvpr.org Yosemite National Park Reopens After 16-Day Government Shutdown