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Repairs On Mammoth Pool Road Complete, Roadway Open

NORTH FORK – The road construction that began in December on Minarets Road – also known as Mammoth Pool and Forest Road 4S81 – is now complete. This project consisted of two sites damaged during the winter storms of 2016/2017. This is the first two of many more projects to come, to repair and improve forest roads, say USFS officials. ...

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Prescribed Burning Ops Continue On Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Prescribed burning operations have been started along Forest Road 5s12 east of Ponderosa Basin up to Sonny Meadows. These are piles of road hazard trees felled and piled over the last year, says SNF Battalion Chief Burt Stalter. “We have approx 200 acres of burn piles to complete around the west side of Sonny Meadows and ...

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Wilderness Intern Ranger Positions On Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Do you have what it takes to be a Wilderness Intern Ranger? Now is the time to apply if you’re up for the adventure. Wilderness Intern Rangers are integral members of the wilderness team. Working in the Sierra National Forest’s spectacular wilderness areas, interns have the opportunity to take on most or all of the same ...

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Apply Now For Sierra National Forest Wildland Fire Jobs

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has announced Temporary Wildland fire employment opportunities for the 2018 field season, including numerous opportunities with duty locations of North Fork, Oakhurst, Mariposa, Fresno, Trimmer, Prather, and Big Creek, Calif. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 15. Candidates are encouraged to apply to any or all positions in which they ...

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Comment Period Open For SNF Off-Highway Vehicle Program

CLOVIS — The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is requesting public input for the California 2019 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program application cycle. Part of the grant process is gathering input or project ideas that individuals and organizations would like to have included in the 2018 submission. This feedback will be considered in development of the preliminary grant ...

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Construction Project Begins On Minarets Road

NORTH FORK – A construction project on Minarets Road, originally scheduled to start a week ago, is now underway. Officials have extended the times during which locals only may travel the affected road. Minarets Road is closed beginning Monday, Dec. 18, when repair work will begin. The construction effort will take place seven days per week until the project is ...

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Historic Tree Mortality Reaches 129 Million On 9 Million Acres

VALLEJO – The U.S. Forest Service has announced that an additional 27 million trees, mostly conifers, died throughout California since November 2016, bringing the total number of trees that have died due to drought and bark beetles to an historic 129 million on 8.9 million acres. These dead trees continue to pose a hazard to people and critical infrastructure, mostly ...

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Construction Project Delayed On Minarets Road

NORTH FORK – Sierra National Forest engineers recently awarded a contract to repair damage to Minarets Road, also known as Mammoth Pool Road and Forest Road 4S81. This construction project was scheduled to start today Monday Dec. 11, however, due to a delay in receiving construction materials, the contractor in coordination with Forest Engineers has rescheduled the start date. Minarets ...

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High Winds Spread Burn Piles Above North Fork

NORTH FORK — A large plume of smoke above North Fork is a fire resulting from last night’s wind event which increased activity on large burn piles on the Sierra National Forest. During the rain about a week ago, several large tractor piles – made up of dead trees from the tree mortaility work done by SNF crews last year ...

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Minarets Road To Be Closed For Storm Damage Repairs

CLOVIS — Last winter’s storms brought much needed rain and snow to the Sierra Nevada, creating a significant amount of runoff, causing several roads on the Sierra National Forest (NF) to sustain considerable damage due the runoff from those storms. Sierra NF engineers recently awarded a contract to repair damage to Minarets Road (Mammoth Pool Road, Forest Road 4S81). Minarets ...

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