For firewood scofflaws, Yosemite is a No. 1 goal

Visitors enjoy a Tuolumne Meadows Campground fire ring in July of 2009. Close to 90 percent of visitors who bring wood to the Park transport it from outside the Mariposa-Yosemite area, a Park survey found.“Yosemite or bust” is an apparent motto of the state’s illegal firewood traffickers, a recent survey shows.
Over the past five years, staff at 16 California border checkpoints questioned motorists about firewood from out of state.
The top single destination mentioned by wood-...

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