Studhorse Fire Interpretive Sign
This project proposes to put an interpretive single-post metal sign at the Studhorse Overlook pullout that would positively reflect the role of prescribed fire in the restoration of the landscape and provide public education. The park would install it with a metal post with either concrete to compact it or hardened road base. The proposed location is a large parking area adjacent to the Wawona Road that has intersecting wilderness trails.
This location was one of the first prescribed fire units in Yosemite National Park in 1970 after years of active fire suppression. It paved the way for integrated long-term research of fire ecology in Yosemite and the American West. It is a living classroom of prescribed fire management and fire ecology.
Public support for prescribed fire is a necessary component to a successful landscape restoration and fuel management program.