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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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Reforestation Program Begins On SNF, Seedlings Available

NORTH FORK – The Bass Lake Ranger District is set to begin its 2019 reforestation program. During the next two months, contract and Forest Service crews will be planting approximately 500 acres focusing on the areas of the 2014 French and Courtney Fires. Approximately 200 to 320 seedlings per acre will be planted, totaling up to 120,000 on the district ...

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Funding Available For Projects On National Forest And Nearby Lands

CLOVIS – The Fresno/Madera County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is seeking applications for projects that would enhance forest ecosystems or restore and improve land health and water quality on the Sierra National Forest and other nearby lands. The RAC will recommend projects for funding in for both Fresno County and Madera County, made available through the Secure Rural Schools and ...

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Sierra NF Seeks Public Input On OHV Recreation Grant Proposal

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is requesting public input for the California 2018/2019 State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program application cycle. As part of the grant process, the SNF is requesting public input or project ideas for what individuals and organizations would like to have included in this application cycle. This public feedback ...

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Sierra NF Seeks Public Input For 2020 California OHV Grant Funding

CLOVIS — The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is requesting public input for the California 2019 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program application cycle. Part of the grant process is gathering input or project ideas that individuals and organizations would like to have included in the 2019 submission, say officials. This feedback will be considered in development of the ...

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Closures Of Hiking And OHV Trails In Ferguson Fire Burn Area

NORTH FORK – Sierra National Forest (SNF) officials have announced the temporary closure of several trails in the Ferguson Fire burn area due to safety concerns with changing weather conditions. The closures include Hite’s Cove Trail, Savage Lundy Trail, and Hite’s Cove OHV Trail on the Bass Lake Ranger District (see map below). “The purpose of this Order is to ...

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