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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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Sierra National Forest Lifts Campfire Restrictions

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — With the recent change in weather conditions the Sierra National Forest is ending the 2017 Fire Season and lifting campfire restrictions. Visitors are now permitted to have campfires using wood and charcoal in the Sierra National Forest. As fall and winter arrive most campgrounds are closed for the season. However, campfires will be permitted outside of ...

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PG&E Makes Offer To Buy Power From North Fork Bioenergy Plant

SAN FRANCISCO – The North Fork bioenergy plant has just cleared another hurdle toward getting the project up and running. They have now been offered a power purchase agreement from Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). North Fork Community Power, LLC, is a joint venture between Phoenix Energy and the North Fork Community Development Council that will own and operate a ...

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Minarets Road To Close For Repair From Redinger Overlook To Clearwater

NORTH FORK – 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 (Forest Road 4S81). The road will ...

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Prescribed Burning And Lightning-Caused Fires On Sierra National Forest

NORTH FORK – The Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District, is preparing for the fall, winter, and spring burning program, said District Ranger Denise Tolmie, and projects will consist of three activities: pile burning, broadcast, and underburning. The objectives will be to reduce fuel loading from recent tree morality, and hazard removal projects within the Wildland Urban Interface and ...

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Crane Valley Hot Shots Cancelled From Puerto Rico Assistance

NORTH FORK — As often happens when crews are called up for an incident – whether fire or hurricane – the Crane Valley Hot Shots were released back to their duty station after gearing up to assist in the Puerto Rico disaster. The 20-person crew responded last Saturday to Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., ready and willing to ...

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