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Sierra National Forest Continues Closures

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) Continues closures.  With the Creek Fire now at 85% containment, it has low potential for growth given the current winter conditions. The fire activity on the Forest has significantly decreased and the Creek Fire management team has since transitioned to a Type 3 organization, local to the Sierra National Forest. Although fire activity ...

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USDA Forest Service Announces Key Changes to NEPA Procedures

The USDA Forest Service announced the publication of a final rule implementing key changes to its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. The changes include new tools and flexibilities to tackle critical land management challenges as part of a broader agency effort to better serve the American people through timely, high-quality management decisions affecting infrastructure, permitting and restoration of natural ...

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Alaska Type 2 Incident Management Team Departs California After Two Weeks Managing the Creek Fire

Editor, As the Alaska Type 2 Incident Management Team departs California after two weeks managing the Creek Fire, we would like to extend our thanks to the residents of Fresno, Madera and Mono counties who were impacted by the fire and our presence managing it. Your support, cooperation, patience and resilience has been appreciated and inspiring. We would like to ...

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Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company Pledges “1% for the Planet” Donation to Creek Fire Recovery Efforts through the Central Sierra Resiliency Fund

The five year commitment provides a $20,000 minimum donation in its first year, plus outreach and volunteerism to empower revitalization efforts from California’s largest recorded wildfire SHAVER LAKE, CALIFORNIA – The Central Sierra Resiliency Council (Resiliency Fund) proudly partners with Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company (Tioga-Sequoia) to revitalize and restore communities and the more than 379,000 acres of Central Sierra Nevada forest ...

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Yosemite Prescribed Fire and Fuels Projects: Fall and Winter 2020-2021

Yosemite National Park – Nov 13, 2020 – Yosemite has begun preparations for fall and winter prescribed fire and fuels projects. The fire program will send out formal announcements as ignition locations and dates are determined. Over 50 years of research has taught park managers that, in contrast to previous beliefs, total suppression of all fires does not prevent large ...

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Forest Service Grants Veterans and Gold Star Families Free Access to National Forests and Grasslands

The free benefit will take effect on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 2020, and will continue indefinitely, providing veterans and Gold Star Families with unfettered access to the public land and waters for which they fought. “This country is deeply indebted to the dedicated men and women who have served in the military, and to the families of those who made ...

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Creek Fire Update

NORTH FORK – Nov 13, 2020 – Road conditions are gradually improving as snow melts off, but driving is still sketchy in many areas due to the overnight freeze-thaw cycle that creates icy conditions, most notably in the Shaver Lake area. Equipment operators are clearing roads to create access for equipment and crews to work. Scouts continue searching for safe ...

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Yosemite Wilderness Updates

Yosemite National Park – Nov 13, 2020 –  Yosemite is experiencing much needed winter weather conditions, with snow impacting all four wildfires this past week. This will be the final update on the following incidents unless significant change occurs. Road closures are in effect due to weather and snow. Trail closures remain in effect until further notice. Residual smoke may ...

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Creek Fire Update

NORTH FORK – Nov 6, 2020 – Fire managers are bracing for a drastic weather change today and continuing through the weekend that will severely impact firefighting and suppression repair efforts. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Sierra Nevadas, including the San Joaquin Valley, starting at noon today through 10 p.m. Sunday. Total snow ...

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Winter Storm Warning for Central Sierra

Nov 6, 2020 – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Central Sierra. The warning will take effect at 1pm this afternoon and will remain until 10pm Sunday above 4000 foot elevation. Heavy snow is expected in the higher elevations with an accumulation of 12 to 15 inches above 7000 feet and 6 to 12 ...

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