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Report: Sierra Snow Pack Levels Below ‘Normal’

SACRAMENTO — The latest –and final — seasonal state snow pack survey confirmed that California had a drier-than-normal winter. The snow measured just one-and-a-half inches deep at Phillips Station in the Sierra east of Sacramento, and the water content was equivalent to just a half-inch, which is 3 percent of the May average for the location, state Department of Water ...

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Forest Service Extends Closure of Recreation Sites through May 15

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – The U.S. Forest Service announced Thursday that most of its developed recreation sites in California, including those in the Sierra National Forest in eastern Madera County, will remain closed through May 15.The order does not close trails, trailheads and general forest areas; these areas remain accessible for public use. Information on individual recreation sites and opportunities are ...

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Closure Order Remains in Place for Recreation Sites in Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS — The Closure Order issued on March 25 for all developed recreation sites across the Sierra National Forest remains in effect through Thursday (April 30) — and will “likely stay in place through the middle of May.” Additional details regarding the timeline for lifting the Closure Order “will follow later this week,” according to a press release issued today ...

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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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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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