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Fire Near Minarets Work Center

NORTH FORK – Firefighters on the Sierra National Forest got an early start to their season on Tuesday when a hazard reduction burn pile escaped up at Arnold Meadow just west of Minarets Work Center on the Bass Lake Ranger District. The fire burned 2.6 acres before being brought under control by Battalion 52, North Fork Engine 51, Batterson E13, ...

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Firewood Season Is Now Open

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Firewood cutting and gathering season in the Sierra National Forest opened on Apr. 1 and runs through Nov. 30. To cut and gather firewood in the Sierra National Forest, you must obtain a woodcutting permit authorizing the permit holder to gather a specified amount of dead and downed wood for personal use from any portion of ...

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Prescribed Burn On Source Kinsman Project

Submitted by Burt Stalter, Bass Lake Ranger District Battalion Chief NORTH FORK – The Sierra National Forest Bass Lake Ranger District will be igniting a prescribed burn on the Source Kinsman Fuels Project starting on Monday, Apr. 14 with a test burn, and continuing with the remainder of the burn unit on Tuesday or Wednesday depending on weather conditions. This ...

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Prescribed Burn Near Shaver Lake

CLOVIS – The High Sierra Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest has been conducting a prescribed burn in the vicinity of Blue Canyon south of Shaver Lake. The extraordinary dry weather has brought this research burn back to life, creating the perfect opportunity for continuing the research being carried out with the Pacific Southwest Research Station. Prescribed burning is ...

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Sierra National Forest Lifts Campfire Restrictions

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Based on changing weather trends, increases in relative humidity and a decrease in average temperatures, the Sierra National Forest is lifting the fire restrictions that were put in effect July 2. Forest Visitors will still need to obtain a campfire permit when camping outside of designated campgrounds and follow all guidelines when having an open flame ...

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Public Input Sought For Off Highway Vehicles Funding

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest is requesting public input for the 2014 State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHV) funding/proposal submission cycle by hosting an Open House Dec. 5 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Forest Headquarters, 1600 Tollhouse Rd in Clovis. This year the State has funds available for education, operation and maintenance, law enforcement and restoration projects, and the ...

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Prescribed Burns At Batterson And Kinsman Flats

MADERA COUNTY – The Sierra National Forest will be continuing the prescribed burning that began on Saturday at the Batterson Station to complete the rest of the 50 acre project, on Monday, Nov. 4. “We are also planning to begin burning on the Kinsman burn starting on Tuesday, Nov. 5, and continuing through the week until the project is completed,” ...

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Fuel Burning Programs Get Underway Soon

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The Bass Lake Ranger District, Sierra National Forest, is preparing to implement the fall/winter burning program. Projects will consist of three activities: pile burning, broadcast, and underburning. “The objective of underburning is to reintroduce low intensity fire to the ecosystem on a rotational basis,” says District Ranger Dave Martin. “Prior to European settlement, lightning and Native ...

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Fire Restrictions On The Sierra National Forest

A message from the US Forest Service – SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Fire season came early this year and it’s not over. The Fire Danger condition is currently “High.” Given current fire activity throughout California and nationally, please help spread the word about Fire Restrictions on the Sierra National Forest and help keep the public safe from wildfire. Reduced snow ...

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Two Fires Burning Near North Fork

NORTH FORK – The fierce lightning storm that hammered the area last night sparked two fires when trees were struck by lightning on Peckinpah Mountain. The Cascadel Fire has been contained at two acres, burning in conifer and brush. Crew 195 from Minarets Workstation has the blaze under control, and is in the process of mop-up. The Whiskey Fire, in ...

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