National Monument Association


Let the night skies be your show this Fourth of July

Fireworks are prohibited in the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument Porterville, California, July 01, 2015 – With the Fourth of July holiday coming up this weekend, Sequoia National Forest officials are reminding visitors that all fireworks are banned on national forest lands. This prohibition includes “safe and sane” fireworks sold in various […]

July 1st, 2015 by Eric Mart

Help Keep Tule Canyon Clean

SPRINGVILLE, California, June 11, 2015 – Everyone who visits the Tule River above Springville on the Western Divide Ranger District in the Sequoia National Forest is responsible for cleaning up after themselves when they visit. Remember the motto “Pack it in, Pack it out” applies to everyone. A local volunteer is working hard to help […]

June 11th, 2015 by Eric Mart

Kern River District Summer Update!

Kernville, Calif., May 19, 2015—Memorial Day Weekend marks the beginning of the busy recreation season for the Sequoia National Forest.   Campgrounds are open for the season, and you can visit to search for and reserve a site at many of your favorite campgrounds.  All Forest roads and trails are also open for the season—ready […]

May 20th, 2015 by Eric Mart

New Ranger In Springville

 Springville, California, April 24, 2015 – Sequoia National Forest Supervisor Kevin B. Elliott is pleased to announce the selection of Eric La Price as the new District Ranger overseeing the Western Divide Ranger District. Eric came to California from Arizona, where he was the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Planner and District Safety Manager for […]

April 24th, 2015 by Eric Mart

Lightning Caused Fire Near Johnsondale

Springville, California, April 21, 2015 – Yesterday evening the “Sixteen Fire” was discovered in a lightning-struck tree three miles south of Johnsondale on the Western Divide Ranger District in Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest. Approximately 75 feet x 150 feet is burning along the ground beneath the 150 foot dead tree which is […]

April 21st, 2015 by Eric Mart


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 […]

March 31st, 2015 by Eric Mart

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 […]

March 19th, 2015 by Eric Mart

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 […]

November 4th, 2014 by Eric Mart

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!

September 16th, 2014 by Eric Mart

Forest hosts Public Meeting and Field Trip to discuss Wishon Project

Forest officials on the Western Divide Ranger District are inviting interested parties to attend a public meeting, followed by an optional field trip on Saturday September 27th, 2014 starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Springville Office, 32588 HWY 190, Springville.  The Sequoia National Forest, Giant Sequoia National Monument is seeking input on a proposal to […]

September 11th, 2014 by Eric Mart