Smoke Alert for Yosemite Valley, Taft Toe Prescribed Fire Yosemite Valley Units: Proposed for late July, 2012
Taft Toe Prescribed Fire
Yosemite Valley Units: YV-11 and YV-16
Proposed for late July, 2012
The Taft Toe prescribed fire project includes two units within Yosemite Valley. The 111 acre project is a narrow forested area. The proposed project is approximately 3 miles in length along the South Side Drive of the Valley, and just east of Bridalveil Straight and Sentinel Beach picnic area. Parts of the unit were burned in 1993, 1995 and 1997; some segments have no recorded fire history. It is estimated to take one day to complete this project. Segment boundaries are South Side Drive and the Valley Loop Trail placed to utilize natural and man-made barriers to minimize ground disturbance from hand line construction. The project will be mopped up, patrolled and monitored after the burn.