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Yosemite National Park: Who would have thought that giant sequoia groves need to be burned in order to be saved? Learn how early park managers discovered the importance of fire the hard way, and see how today's managers carefully manage fires in Yosemite.

Yosemite Presents, California, Environmental Activism, Controlled Burns
california, controlled burn, fires, forest fires, giant sequoia groves, national park, prescribed fire, sequoia trees, sequoias, yosemite
Date of Video
September 24, 2004
Video Location
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite, CA
37°44'42.73"N × 119°35'53.6"W
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