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Gabrielle Boisrame, research lead, checks one of the weather stations in the Illilouette Basin

Fighting Fire with Fire Benefits Forests, Watersheds

Tucked behind Half Dome, Mount Starr King and other natural walls of granite rock, the Illilouette Creek Basin in Yosemite National Park serves as one of just three areas in California where wildfires have been left to burn, for the most part, for decades.