National Monument Association


Trail of 100 Giants Reopens with New Boardwalk

SPRINGVILLE, CA September 8, 2016 – The Sequoia National Forest is having a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, September 21st at the Trail of 100 Giants to celebrate its grand reopening with the newly completed boardwalk. The public is invited to join us in this celebration starting at 10:00 a.m. with a guided walk along […]

September 9th, 2016 by Eric Mart

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 […]

August 23rd, 2016 by Eric Mart

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 […]

June 17th, 2016 by Eric Mart

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 […]

May 20th, 2016 by Eric Mart

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 […]

November 13th, 2015 by Eric Mart

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 […]

October 23rd, 2015 by Eric Mart

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 […]

October 20th, 2015 by Eric Mart

More Fire Closures

DUNLAP, California, September 1, 2015 – The Rough Fire, currently burning in the Sierra and Sequoia National Forests and in Kings Canyon National Park has impacted visitors across all boundaries. This threat is not just from the spread of the fire, but also from the presence of smoke in the air. Most of the Hume […]

September 1st, 2015 by Eric Mart

Fire Update!

Closures & Advisories: Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks issued a closure of the Cedar Grove area and portions of the Grant Grove area. Sierra National Forest issued a closure order for the Rough Fire Area. Sequoia National Forest issued a closure order for the Hume Lake and Monarch Wilderness, including Forest Road 12S01, 12S01E, […]

August 21st, 2015 by Eric Mart

Hume Lake, Monarch and Jennie Lakes Wilderness Closed

 Dunlap, Calif., August 20, 2015—The Rough Fire has continued its spread onto the Sequoia National Forest’s Hume Lake Ranger District. For public safety, the Forest has closed most of Hume Lake, including the Monarch and Jennie Lakes Wildernesses. Updated information about the Rough Fire can be found on Inciweb ( The Rough Fire, which began […]

August 20th, 2015 by Eric Mart