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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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Water/Boating Safety On The Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – Hot summer weather has arrived, prompting many of us to get out and enjoy the rivers, streams and lakes on the Sierra National Forest. These waterways continue to be fed by the melting snows over the high Sierra. The Upper Kings, San Joaquin, and Merced rivers continue to run with swift and extremely cold water, while Bass, Shaver, ...

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Delays On Beasore Road For Hazard Tree Removal

BASS LAKE — Sierra National Forest officials have announced a project to reduce hazard trees along Beasore Road beginning Monday, June 10, and running through the month of July, including the 4th of July holiday. The project will take place along Beasore Road between Road 274 and Beasore Meadow. Logging crews with flagging personnel and work in progress signs will ...

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New Project Removes Dead Trees On Road 274 – Expect Delays

BASS LAKE — Starting Monday, June 3, drivers on a popular lakeside road will need extra time in their travel schedules as crews work to keep the roadside safe from the hazard of falling trees along the north shore of Bass Lake. Using State Disaster Funding, the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Service (Sheriff’s OES) and United States Forest Service (USFS) ...

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Water Safety And Boating Safely On The Sierra

CLOVIS – As warmer weather finally arrives, many of us get out and enjoy the rivers, streams, and lakes on the Sierra National Forest (SNF). These water ways are being fed by the melting snows over the High Sierra, swelling the Upper Kings, San Joaquin, and Merced rivers with swift and extremely cold water. Bass, Shaver, Huntington and many other ...

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The Dangers And Delights Of Visiting The Forest This Weekend

CLOVIS – With the Memorial Day Weekend upon us, a visit to the Sierra National Forest (SNF) will be celebrated by visitors for what is often seen as the first weekend of summer recreation. Activities such as camping, backpacking, boating and picnicking in the great outdoors will be enjoyed by visitors from across California and beyond. With the current weather ...

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Reforesting The French Fire Burn Scar Along The Scenic Byway

NORTH FORK –  Work is underway on the Eastern Madera Wildfire Reforestation Project – focused on reforesting 350 acres of Sierra National Forest burned in the 2014 French Fire. The project site is located near Mile High Vista along the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway. This particular area was chosen because of the high severity of the wildfire as it burned ...

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Prescribed Burning To Resume On Bass Lake Ranger District

OAKHURST – Fire officials on the Sierra National Forest have announced plans to continue the spring underburning program within the Bass Lake Ranger District for approximately 400 acres on the Greys Mountain, Doublegate, Timberloft and Lone Sequoia projects. These burn projects are concentrated along the Miami Creek watershed from Westfall Station south to Kamook OHV staging area, and in the ...

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Meeting On French Fire Reforestation Along The Scenic Byway

OAKHURST – The Eastern Madera Wildfire Reforestation Project will be discussed at a community meeting at the Oakhurst Community Center on Tuesday, May 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. The meeting will be led by the Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (Y/S RC&DC) along with a representative from the Sierra National Forest Bass Lake Ranger District. There will be ...

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