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Fallen giant sequoia over a trail. (Jamie Richards/NPS Photos)
Fallen giant sequoia over a trail. (Jamie Richards/NPS Photos)

Yosemite National Park is still cleaning up after extreme winds blew down 15 giant sequoias. Heavy snowfall blocked roads and downed more trees, forcing the park to close for almost two weeks.

It opened again on Monday, and Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd talks with Jamie Richards, park ranger and public affairs officer, about conditions in the park now.

Yosemite National Park in the snow. (Jamie Richards/NPS Photos)
Yosemite National Park in the snow. (Jamie Richards/NPS Photos)
Fallen giant sequoia across a trail. (Jamie Richards/NPS Photos)
Fallen giant sequoia across a trail. (Jamie Richards/NPS Photos)
Yosemite National Park in the snow. (Jamie Richards/NPS Photos)
Yosemite National Park in the snow. (Jamie Richards/NPS Photos)
A boardwalk damaged from a fallen tree. (Jamie Richards/NPS Photos)
A boardwalk damaged from a fallen tree. (Jamie Richards/NPS Photos)

This segment aired on February 2, 2021.

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