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Fire Restrictions In Place On Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Those headed to the mountains for the holiday weekend should be aware that fire restrictions are now in place for the Sierra National Forest. Higher temperatures, drier fuel conditions, a large number of dead and dying trees, and an increase in fire activity within Region 5 has led to this decision. Fire Restrictions Prohibit: • Open ...

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Webinar Tuesday On Draft Forest Plans

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Anyone wishing to participate in the planning process is reminded that we are well into the 90-day public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Draft Forest Plans for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests. During this time, the USFS is holding public meetings, tribal forums and a webinar to engage with ...

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Firefighters Battle Blazes In California Heat Wave

CALIFORNIA — Over 4,700 firefighters are battling 6 active wildfires in California. Last week alone firefighters responded to over 250 new wildfires across the State. Since Jan. 1, Cal Fire and local and federal firefighters have responded to nearly 2,100 wildfires that have charred over 32,000 acres. Extreme temperatures this week, along with low humidity and gusty winds in many ...

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Public Comment Open For Forest Draft EIS

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — The U.S. Forest Service has begun the 90-day public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Draft Forest Plans for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests. During this time, the USFS is holding public meetings, tribal forums and a webinar to engage with the public in discussions about these documents. Everyone is ...

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Crews Respond To Fire Near Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Residents and visitors to Bass Lake this morning heard a helicopter working in the area, and were understandably concerned, considering the high fire danger. Just after 9 a.m., reports came in of a smoke between Bass Lake and Central Camp. Sierra National Forest crews had to hike in to the location, where they found a 10 x ...

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Sierra National Forest Still Open For Reservations

CLOVIS – Due to the tree mortality issues the Sierra National Forest (SNF) is experiencing, there are various campgrounds that have been closed until tree removal projects can be completed by the Forest Service and their partners. Campers that had reservations in campgrounds that are now closed have been contacted and will be refunded. If you have not been contacted ...

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Forest Service EIS And Draft Plan Open For Public Comment

CLOVIS – The U.S. Forest Service is releasing the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and draft Forest Plans for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests. The Notice of Availability for these documents is expected to publish in the Federal Register May 27. This notice will initiate the 90-day public comment and review period, which includes 12 public meetings and ...

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Vegetation Fire Near Redinger Lake

NORTH FORK — Firefighters put a quick stop to a vegetation fire at Redinger Lake late this afternoon, even with the long, winding and narrow road they had to maneuver to get down to the dam/boat launch area. Just after 5:30 p.m. reports came in of a small grass fire near the boat ramp. First engine at scene reported it ...

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Dead Trees Keep Some Campgrounds Closed Over Holiday Weekend

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Memorial Day is next week, and due to the unprecedented number of hazard trees present, and the associated risk to the public, the Sierra National Forest (SNF) will delay the opening of a number of campgrounds. Keeping things in perspective, forces have been working virtually non-stop since last fall on this problem, and the majority of ...

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Tree Mortality Workshop In Ponderosa Basin

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The public is encouraged to attend a Tree Mortality Workshop / Resource Fair in Ponderosa Basin at County Fire Station #32, 5618 Creel Road on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to  2 p.m. The event is being hosted by the Mariposa County Office of Emergency Services. This will be an all-encompassing event to connect land/homeowners with ...

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