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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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Falling Trees Poses Real Danger To Forest Visitors

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Watch out! Falling trees are a hazard when traveling in the forest, and this year’s die-off will require visitors to be on their guard even more than usual. While it may seem incredibly obvious on its face, reminding ourselves to practice good situational awareness is important. It’s easy to become complacent. The Sierra National Forest warns ...

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USFS Joins Cal Fire In Wildfire Awareness Week Events

CALIFORNIA – The U.S. Forest Service and other federal agencies will be joining Cal Fire for a series of events across the state to celebrate Wildfire Awareness Week, May 1-7. Despite near-normal rain and snowpack in some areas, long term drought conditions continue to affect large parts of the state, including many of California’s 18 national forests. Jeanne Wade Evans, ...

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Forest Service Makes Earth Day Real For Kindergartners

NORTH FORK — Kindergartners at the North Fork School got to have fun outside and play in the dirt while doing their part on Earth Day to replenish some of the many trees lost to drought and beetles around their campus. On Friday, Apr. 22, Mike Nolen, Forester on the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest, and ...

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Ponderosa Pine Seedlings Available For Replanting

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District will have bare root one-year-old ponderosa pine seedlings available for adoption to the residents in the North Fork/Oakhurst/Mariposa area. Member of the public wishing to adopt seedlings may obtain five or more by visiting the Bass Lake District Office in North Fork. The office is open Monday through Friday from ...

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Hazard Tree Removal Closes Recreation Areas

BASS LAKE — Campgrounds and day use areas at Bass Lake are closed temporarily due to hazard tree removal. Some public areas are scheduled to open by the start of the summer season, while others will apparently remain closed longer as crews working the project continue to make their way through cutting down the volume of dead trees clogging popular ...

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