National Monument Association


Needles Rock Formation Temporarily Closed

PORTERVILLE, August 19, 2019 – The Needles rock formation, very popular with rock climbers, will be closed for a short duration while the charred staircase from the Needles Lookout is removed.

August 20th, 2019 by Joseph David

2019 Annual Dinner April 6th

The GSNMA Annual Dinner will be held on April 6, 2019, at the Lamp Liter Inn, 3300 W. Mineral King Avenue, in Visalia, CA 93291.This year’s speaker will be Rachel Smith…

March 8th, 2019 by Eric Mart

Forest Ranger District recognized by the Region

SPRINGVILLE, Calif. – The Western Divide Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest was awarded “District of the Year” at the 9th Annual Pacific Southwest Regional Forester’s Honor Awards Ceremony, held December 12, 2018 in Sacramento.

December 18th, 2018 by Eric Mart

Winter Road Closures near Hume Lake

Winter snow play areas on the District include Quail Flat and Big Meadow winter trailheads, both accessed off the Generals Highway. Make a right turn past the Big Stump Entrance Station on Highway 180 to access these sites. Both trailheads provide safe parking, restrooms, and trash services.

November 21st, 2017 by Eric Mart

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 […]

November 6th, 2017 by Eric Mart

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 […]

November 2nd, 2017 by Eric Mart

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 […]

November 2nd, 2017 by Eric Mart

Glass containers banned along portions of the Tule River

PORTERVILLE, Calif., July 28, 2017 – Sequoia National Forest officials issue a Forest Order to prohibit glass containers along sections of the Tule River to protect the health and safety of Forest visitors, effective Friday, July 28, 2017 to Saturday, September 30, 2017. According to Forest Supervisor Kevin Elliott, the problem of glass bottles and […]

July 28th, 2017 by Eric Mart

Forest officials open public access to the Tule River in the Giant Sequoia National Monument

PORTERVILLE, Calif., July 27, 2017 – Forest officials rescinded the Tule River Closure Order, effective July 28, 2017, that temporarily prevented entry to popular high use public access areas on the Tule River within the Giant Sequoia National Monument. The closure order was issued in the interest of public safety, due to swift moving water […]

July 27th, 2017 by Eric Mart

Sequoia National Forest Officials Issue Fire Restrictions

Hume Lake, Kern River and Western Divide Ranger Districts now under fire restrictions. PORTERVILLE, Calif., July 27, 2017 – Campfire and smoking restrictions will be implemented on the Sequoia National Forest, Giant Sequoia National Monument beginning Friday, July 28, 2017 until further notice. These restrictions are deemed necessary to protect public safety and prevent human-caused […]

July 27th, 2017 by Eric Mart