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Forest Service Closes Campgrounds, Rec Sites Statewide

MOUNTAIN AREA — The U.S. Forest Service is closing campgrounds and “developed recreation facilities” on National Forest lands statewide, according to a press release issued Thursday by Forest Service officials. The move comes in response to the Governor’s recent shelter-in-place order and the state’s efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19. “The Sierra National Forest and California Land Management will ...

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Forest Service Seeks Input on OHV Grant Application

CLOVIS – Sierra National Forest (SNF) officials are seeking public comments for the annual California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division grant application. The OHMVR application requests funding for off-highway vehicle related law enforcement. The 60-day grant application comment period begins Tuesday, March 3, 2020, and ends Monday, May 4, 2020. The Sierra National Forest ...

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SNF Details Plan for Prescribed Burns in Bass Lake Ranger District

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OAKHURST – Sierra National Forest (SNF) fire officials will implement their winter/spring prescribed burning program over the next five months within the Bass Lake Ranger District, the agency announced this week. This season’s projects are on Sugar Pine, Double-gate, Lone Sequoia, Timberloft, Greys Mountain and Cedar Valley as well as administrative sites at Batterson, Jerseydale and Clearwater stations. The total ...

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

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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

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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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