The Tuolumne River Trust has released an aerial video about the damage done by the Rim fire to the watershed.
The two-minute video was made with LightHawk, a Wyoming-based group that puts aviation to use on environmental causes. It shows before-and-after footage of the fire, which started Aug. 17 and burned more than a quarter-million acres in the Stansilaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park.
The trust, which has a Modesto branch office, is using the video to raise awareness about the need for watershed restoration. It can be viewed at www.tuolumne.org.