YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- A special fund has been established to help restore parts of Yosemite damaged by the Rim Fire.
The nonprofit Yosemite Conservancy says all donations it receives will go straight to the National Park Service for the rebuilding of trails and facilities and the restoration of the natural habitats scorched by the blaze.
"We'll work with the park when the fire is done to go back in and help them do what's necessary," Conservancy President Mike Tollefson said.
Tollefson said even though the fire is burning away from major tourist spots, two groves of sequoias are threatened.
If you'd like to help the best way is to donate through the group's website. You can donate here.