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Burnout Operations Create Smoky Conditions On Lions Fire

CLOVIS – Burn-out operations continue on the Lions Fire, burning in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, causing smoky conditions in the surrounding areas. Yesterday’s burn-out operations brought the Lions Fire to 3,575 acres and 35 percent containment. In a burn-out operation, firefighters introduce fire inside of containment lines and natural barriers, and allow it to move towards the approaching wildfire, thus ...

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Lions Fire Now Nearly 3,000 Acres, Smoke Impacts Central Sierra

CLOVIS – Smoke from the Lions Fire, burning entirely in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, continues to impact the Central Sierra. The lightning-caused fire was detected in early June and has grown to 2,959 acres as of Tuesday, June 26. Firefighters made progress meeting containment objectives on the fire yesterday. It is burning in rugged and inaccessible terrain primarily in the ...

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Road And Campground Closures On Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – With the unprecedented number of hazard trees, the winter storm damage to many forest roads, and the associated risks of both, the Sierra National Forest (SNF) has issued a Forest Order closing certain roads, campgrounds and day use areas. In January and February 2017 the Sierra National Forest received heavy rain, snow, and winds that resulted in significant ...

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Sierra National Forest Now Hiring For Summer Jobs

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest will soon be filling numerous temporary positions with duty locations of Fresno, Trimmer, Prather, North Fork, Oakhurst, Big Creek, and Mariposa, Calif. Postings are open from June 13 to June 19. Candidates are encouraged to apply to any or all positions in which they might be interested. Please view and apply for the positions ...

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Damage From Railroad Fire Closes Trail In Nelder Grove Area

OAKHURST – The devastation of last year’s Railroad Fire has forced the closure of a popular hiking trail in the Nelder Grove area. The Shadow of the Giants National Recreation Trail will be closed until further notice. The Railroad Fire started Aug. 29, 2017, in the Sierra National Forest (SNF) south of Yosemite National Park, along Highway 41 near Sugar ...

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Developing Local Recreational Areas For OHV

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) has been awarded a grant from the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) programs to develop roads, trails, and other recreational areas. The SNF would like public input in developing the proposed actions, necessary to complete the environmental analysis for this programs possible incorporation into the National Forest transportation system. The ...

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You Can Now Get Your Campfire Permit Online

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Did you know that not only can you obtain your campfire permit at any Forest Service Office, but you can also get a permit online? Campfire Permits are required for open fires, such as campfire, barbecues and portable stoves on federally controlled lands and private lands that are the property of another person. On private lands, ...

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Prescribed Burning On Bass Lake Ranger District

OAKHURST – Sierra National Forest (SNF) officials continue their spring prescribed burning program within the Bass Lake Ranger District. Using the advantage of favorable weather conditions, extra fire personnel and equipment will be committed to the project until the treatments are extinguished, as burn days permit. Projects will include understory burning in the months of May and early June. According ...

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Volunteer Now To Be A Fire Lookout On Miami Mountain

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Volunteers are now being recruited for the season to serve as fire lookouts on Miami Mountain. Miami Mountain is a lookout tower located northwest of Nippinawasee and is staffed throughout the fire season by Forest Service Volunteers. The tower is a great asset to our mountain community because it is situated in a prime location and ...

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Cyclists Now Allowed On Highway 41 Over San Joaquin River

MADERA COUNTY – In an ongoing effort to encourage multi-modal transportation, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will allow cyclists on State Route 41 to cross over the San Joaquin River beginning on Mar. 23. The previous bike route required cyclists to traverse Woodward Park and Old Highway 41, but construction on the bridge over the San Joaquin River has ...

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