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    The Giant Sequoia National Monument Association held its annual dinner and fund raiser last Saturday night (March 28th) at Nuckols Ranch in Porterville.  Over 100 people attended.  Speakers included Kevin Elliott, the Forest Supervisor of the Monument, and California Assemblyman, Devon Mathis of the 26th District.  The featured presentation of the evening was Jackie Weiner

  • Removing Highly Invasive Salt Cedar Around Isabella Lake

    Kernville, Calif., March 19, 2015—For immediate release.  The Kern River Ranger District, Sequoia National Forest is proposing the control of tamarisk, more commonly known as salt cedar, at Isabella Lake.  Treatment of invasive tamarisk would use a combination of herbicides, hand-grubbing, and mechanical removal of plants. This variety of tamarisk, Tamarix ramosissima, is a highly

  • Forest Service to Begin Prescribed Burning Projects

    Kernville, California, November 3, 2014 – Kern River Ranger District Fire Management personnel are planning to implement hazardous fuel reduction projects on three mountaintops surrounding the Kern River Valley.  Two of the projects, initiated in 2013, are in the second phase. The projects are located in the mountains of Greenhorn, Piutes and Breckenridge. All projects

  • Hume Lake Clean Up Day 2014

    The Giant Sequoia National Monument Association recently co-sponsored the annual clean up day at Hume Lake.  Other co-sponsors included California Land Management’s Sequoia Recreation division and the Hume Lake Christian Camps.  A big thank you to all of our volunteers!