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PG&E, National Weather Service Monitoring Storm Conditions for Sierra

Ponderosa trees covered in snow

OAKHURST – Winter weather is making its way toward California and Eastern Madera County. Mountain community residents are urged to prepare for possible power outages and travel delays. In a press release dated November 17th, PG&E announced they are “monitoring a mid-week potentially strong offshore wind event” that “could prompt a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) for customers in Sierra ...

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Road Construction To Begin On Minarets Road, Bass Lake Ranger District

map of road closures

CLOVIS — Sierra National Forest officials are alerting community residents and visitors of a road construction project with partial closures and delays on Minarets Road. Road work will start this Friday, Oct. 4, and continue through Friday, Oct. 18. There will be a traffic control plan in place to allow drivers to pass through this area safely. Drivers are requested ...

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Sierra National Forest’s High Sierra Ranger District Office To Close On Weekends

PRATHER — Effective immediately, the High Sierra Ranger District office will be closed on the weekends. The office will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays beginning August 24, 2019. The office will be open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for your forest needs. Here are the Sierra National Forest’s office hours: • High Sierra Ranger District, ...

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Lightning-Caused Fire Burning West Of Jackass Creek

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Dozens of firefighters are currently on scene of a lightning-caused fire burning on the Sierra National Forest (SNF) along Beasore Road, according to the U.S. Forest Service. At 2:30 p.m. on July 22, the Bowler Fire was reported on the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest. The Bowler Fire is a lightning-caused fire ...

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Input Needed For SNF Project Within Miami OHV Riding Area

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is in the process of performing environmental analysis on the proposed Kamook Staging Area Project on the Bass Lake Ranger District (BLRD) and would like the public’s input. Kamook Staging Area Project Currently all amenities are in need of updating and replacement at this location. The purpose of this project is ...

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Fish Fire Burning East of North Fork On Sierra National Forest

NORTH FORK – Residents in the North Fork area were greeted with the smell of smoke this morning as crews continue working to contain a fire burning on the Sierra National Forest near Fish Creek Campground on the Bass Lake District. The Fish Fire is burning entirely inside the perimeter of the 2014 French Fire on the downhill side of ...

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SNF Seeks Public Input On Toilets At Iron Telephone

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is in the process of performing environmental analysis on the proposed Iron Telephone Staging Area Toilet Installation Project (IronTelephone Project) would like the public’s input. IronTelephone Project The SNF is proposing to install a double vault toilet building at the Iron Telephone Staging Area on the Bass Lake Ranger District (BLRD). ...

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Holiday Campfire Safety Helps Prevent Wildfires

CLOVIS — Will you be celebrating our nation’s independence over the 4th of July holiday weekend with a visit to the Sierra National Forest? Activities such as camping, backpacking and picnicking in the great outdoors often include the enjoyment of a campfire to provide warmth on cool evenings or for roasting marshmallows and basking in the glow of the flames ...

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Today’s Actions Affect Tomorrow’s National Forests And Local Communities

By Dean Gould, Forest Supervisor, Sierra National Forest and Rachel Smith, Acting Forest Supervisor, Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument —  SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — The Sierra and Sequoia National Forests cover nearly 2.5 million acres and almost half of the state’s population lives within a four-hour drive of these forests. Even if you don’t visit one of these forests, ...

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