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  • Wildfire burning in Tule River Canyon

    SPRINGVILLE, CA August 23, 2016 – The Tule Fire is located along Highway 190, north of Coffee Camp on the Western Divide Ranger District in Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest. The fire has grown to an estimated 750 acres and has forced traffic control on Highway 190 with lane closures in place. Firefighters

  • Sequoia National Forest: 2016 Fire Restrictions in effect

    Porterville, Calif., June 14, 2016 – Fire officials from the Sequoia National Forest announced that fire restrictions will begin within the Sequoia National Forest, which includes the Giant Sequoia National Monument, effective June 15, 2016. This decision is based on current fire activity, increasing fire danger from ongoing drought conditions, very dry forest vegetation and

  • 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