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Scenic Byway Meeting Coming Up

NORTH FORK—The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association holds its annual general meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. The meeting takes place at the Scout Building in North Fork at 6:00 pm. The Scout Building sits next to North Fork Town Hall at 32996 Road 228, and the public is invited to participate. US Forest Service Updates Sierra National Forest District ...

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Pedal Forward Bikes & Adventure Triumphs

OAKHURST– Pedal Forward Bikes & Adventure, a bike shop and outdoor adventure provider in the southern Yosemite region, is delighted to announce the successful launch of its first year offering guided biking and hiking experiences in the breathtaking Sierra National Forest. The company’s achievement culminated in acquiring a coveted special use permit after an extensive 19-month application process with the ...

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Oakhurst Man Sentenced for Excavating Native American Cultural Property

FRESNO — Vance Franklin Myers, 35, of Oakhurst, was sentenced Tuesday by United States District Judge Ana de Alba to 3 years probation and a $10,000 fine for unauthorized excavation and removal of archeological resources from public lands, United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. Additionally, Myers was ordered to pay $10,023.48 in restitution, perform 100 hours of community service, ...

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Celebration of Life for Charles Victor Sikora

Charles Victor Sikora November 27, 1931 – August 2, 2023 Charles is survived by Marilyn, his wife of seventy years; his three sons, Eric, Peter, and Victor, and their families. At the time of his passing, Chuck had seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, with one more on the way. Charles was an only child, born and raised in Stockton, California. ...

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Sierra National Forest Enacts Temporary Fire Restrictions

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) will enact temporary fire restrictions, effective August 11, 2023, prohibiting campfires, welding, or smoking on all public lands managed by the Forest in non-developed campsites, with the exception of those shown in Exhibits A & B of the current Forest Order. Campfires will only be allowed in wilderness, developed campgrounds, or ...

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Alert: Vegetation Fire Miami Creek OHV Area

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Air and ground firefighting resources are in the Miami Creek Off Highway Vehicle Trails area responding to a vegetation fire. The fire is currently approximately 2 acres. The Incident Commander reports that the fire has a hose lay around 50% and they are making good progress.  This is the Bridge Fire. Cal Fire and Sierra National Forest ...

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Sierra National Forest Offers Seedling Program to Area Residents

CLOVIS—The Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District, is set to begin its 2023 reforestation program. During the next two months, contract crews will be planting approximately 1000 acres focusing on areas of the 2014 French/2020 Creek Fires. Approximately 200 to 260 seedlings per acre will be planted, totaling up to 230,000 in the district during this period. Openings will ...

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Virtual Open Houses For Recreation Technician Hiring Event

SONORA–The Stanislaus and Sierra National Forest will host two virtual open house events in support of the recreation technician hiring event currently underway. “We understand the USAJobs platform isn’t always the easiest to navigate, especially for those unfamiliar with the government hiring process,” explained Stanislaus National Forest Administrative Officer Shandy Bearden. “And we are doing everything in our power to ...

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Sierra National Forest Temporary Office Closures

CLOVIS – In response to the severe weather that is anticipated on and around the Sierra National Forest starting tomorrow, Thursday, March 9th, a series of preparatory actions are being taken. Forest staff is coordinating closely with County and Law Enforcement personnel. Emergency response equipment is being relocated to where it can be most responsive. With the inclement weather expected, ...

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Madera County Thanks All Public Works Staff and Contractors

Image of snow covered campers

MADERA COUNTY — A special THANK YOU to all Public Works staff and contractors who have been working tirelessly over the past week to clear the vast accumulation of snow from this winter storm! – Agee Construction – Alliance Construction Solutions Inc. – American Paving – Arbor Works – Avision Construction Inc. – Cal Valley Paving – Christian Dozer & ...

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