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North Fork Slope Stabilization Project

Madera County Office of Emergency Services Partners with SOX Erosion Solutions to Implement Slope Stabilization Project in North Fork NORTH FORK – Madera County Sheriff Tyson Pogue announced the partnership between the Madera County Office of Emergency Services and SOX Erosion Solutions to implement a slope stabilization project in North Fork following the devastating Creek Fire, which burned 379,895 acres ...

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Rattlesnake Season is Here

Submitted by Therese Williams, John C. Freemont Hospital Rattlesnakes Awaken from Hibernation in Mariposa and Yosemite National Park, How to Avoid a Snake Bite  MARIPOSA – Spring is here, and the rattlesnakes are awakening from hibernation.  Outdoor enthusiasts are eager to get out in their gardens or on the trails to enjoy a hike, a bike ride, and other activities.  ...

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Sierra Vista Scenic Byway: Then and Now

Submitted by: Daniel Chui “Some people call it Beasore, some people call it ‘Bayshore’. Whatever it is, drive up that road and just keep driving.” This was how I found out about the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, in a conversation with a local hiker and now friend Alison Card. It was early July 2020, and over the next few weeks ...

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Seedling’s Offered for Private Property

 Sierra National Forest offers progressive seedling program to area residents NORTH FORK, CA. – The Bass Lake Ranger District is set to begin its 2021 reforestation program. During the next six weeks, contract and Forest Service crews will be planting approximately 620 acres focusing on the areas of the 2020 Creek Fire. Approximately 200 to 260 seedlings per acre will ...

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Woodcutting Season Opens April 1st

Woodcutting Season on the Sierra National Forest to Open April 1st.  Clovis, CA. – As the impacts from COVID-19 continue to be felt across the country, the Sierra National Forest (SNF) remains committed to providing services on our public lands and doing what we can to help those in need. The SNF Woodcutting Season will open its annual window beginning April ...

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Fundraiser For Creek Fire Recovery

Central Valley Community Bank Raises over $83,000 for Central Sierra Resiliency Fund, Established in September 2020 while the Creek Fire was raging through the Central Sierra mountains, The Fund is dedicated to restore, revitalize and reforest the region. FRESNO – Central Valley Community Bank President and CEO, James M. Ford, announced that the Bank raised over $83,000 for the Central ...

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Madera County Mountain Community Destinations Reawaken

Bass Lake springs into action with Miller’s Landing Resort and The Forks Resort opening for the season today, March 26. Plus, Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad is scheduled to roar out of the station Thursday, April 1.   BASS LAKE, CA  – Located 14-miles from the south gate entrance of Yosemite National Park, Bass Lake is known for sparkling warm water, ...

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Wind Event Warning In Yosemite

Important Message From Yosemite National Park YOSEMITE – A high wind warning is in effect starting today, Tuesday March 23, 2021, from 1 pm until tomorrow at 5 am. The forecast calls for wind gusts up to 45 mph in Yosemite Valley, 35 mph in Wawona, and 70 mph at higher elevations. Damaging winds may blow down trees and power ...

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Be Prepared as Bears Emerge From Hibernation

The US Forest Service is reminding visitors to the the Sierra National Forest and locals who live near to be aware and prepared as bears emerge from hibernation Clovis, CA., – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) provides important habitat to black bears and other wildlife. It is important to always be “Bear Aware” and wary. Learning about bears helps you ...

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Heavy Snow Expected Above 3000 Feet

Today’s expected storm will bring much needed snow to the higher elevations in the Central Sierra Foothills, Southern Sierra Foothills and Central Sierra. Including Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Wawona, Devils Postpile, Florence Lake, Lake Thomas Edison, Tuolumne Meadows, and Shaver Lake. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for elevations above 3000 feet starting at 4pm today ...

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