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  • Winter Road Closures near Hume Lake

    DUNLAP, California, November 21, 2017 —Forest Service officials have implemented a seasonal road closure for Hume Lake Ranger District high elevation areas in the Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest due to recent and anticipated storm activity. Most Forest Service administered roads in the district will be closed for public safety and resource protection.

  • New ranger station opens in Kernville

    PORTERVILLE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2017—More than 100 Kern Valley residents, state and federal representatives, and partners gathered Nov. 1 to celebrate the grand opening of the new Sequoia National Forest Kern River Ranger Station in Kernville, California. Community leaders and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partners joined Randy Moore, Regional Forester for the U.S. Forest

  • Prescribed Burn Projects begin on the Hume Lake Ranger District

    DUNLAP, Calif., November 2, 2017 – Today, Sequoia National Forest Fire Managers are initiating prescribed burn projects in the Hume Lake Ranger District in the Giant Sequoia National Monument. Fire management crews will conduct burn operations now that weather and smoke conditions have become favorable. Burning will begin today and will continue as long as

  • Forest Service to begin Prescribed Burning Projects

    KERNVILLE, Calif., November 2, 2017—Hazardous fuels reduction projects are scheduled this winter on three mountaintops within the Kern River Ranger District in the Sequoia National Forest.  All projects are subject to weather and air quality conditions. Burns may begin as early as next week.  The Greenhorn Mountain project is adjacent to the community of Alta