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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PORTERVILLE, Calif., July 27, 2017 – Forest officials rescinded the Tule River Closure Order, effective July 28, 2017, that temporarily prevented entry to popular high use public access areas on the Tule River within the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


Most Areas Reopen in Hume Lake Ranger District

DUNLAP, Calif., July 11, 2017 –Most recreational areas impacted by the Rough Fire or damaged during winter storms on the Hume Lake Ranger District in Giant Sequoia National Monument will be reopened within a week or two. A few roads and trails will continue to be closed where hazardous conditions exist that couldn’t be abated. […]

July 11th, 2017 by Eric Mart


Trail of 100 Giants Opens with new Boardwalk

SPRINGVILLE, California, September 27, 2016 –The Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument celebrated the completion of the new boardwalk at the Trail of 100 Giants in a ribbon cutting ceremony held September 21, 2016. “We are proud to announce the entire re-opening of Trail of 100 Giants,” stated District Ranger Eric LaPrice. “Now […]

September 28th, 2016 by Eric Mart


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