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  • Making the Kern River and Lake Isabella glass-free

    Kernville, CA, May 16, 2016 – After outreaching to the public, District Ranger Al Watson (Kern River Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest) initiated a glass prohibition for areas around Lake Isabella and the Kern River.  The Forest Order defining the glass prohibition will go into effect today, May 16, 2016.  It bans glass

  • Prescribed Burning to Begin on the Monument!

    Springville, Ca., November 13, 2015 –Sequoia Nati onal Forest personnel are planning to begin prescribed burning on the Western Divide Ranger District, Giant Sequoia National Monument. Fire crews are prepared to conduct burning when weather and smoke conditions are favorable. Burning will continue through the winter and into spring. The areas targeted for burning are

  • Partial Reopening of Hume Lake Ranger District

    DUNLAP, California, October 23, 2015 – Hume Lake, located in the Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest is now open for limited recreation. The road leading to Hume Lake from Highway 180 and the Tenmile road will re-open to the public this morning, October 23, 2015.  Most secondary roads and the area around the

  • Trail of 100 Giants Closed!

     Springville, Ca., October 20, 2015 – In September, Forest officials assessed the growing number of dead and dying trees located along the Trail of 100 Giants, a popular recreation site in the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. In the interest of public safety, the Forest has temporarily closed this trail until the