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Hazardous Fuels Reduction Work To Begin In Nelder Grove

Nelder Grove Giant Sequoia Stump

Sierra National Forest to Reduce the Wildfire Risk to Giant Sequoias in Nelder Grove Historic Area MADERA COUNTY – The Sierra National Forest announces the implementation of emergency USDA Forest Service Giant Sequoia Emergency Response in the Nelder Grove Historic Area. The objective of this emergency response is to reduce the hazardous fuels and the wildlife risk that currently threatens ...

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Miami Mountain Fire Lookout Needs YOU!

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST—The Sierra National Forest, in conjunction with the Miami Lookout Group, is soliciting for volunteers to staff the Miami Mountain Fire Lookout for the remainder of the 2022 fire season. The opening of the lookout for the 2022 season was delayed 2 months due to damage to the building caused by severe wind storms in 2020 and 2021 ...

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Yosemite’s Washburn Fire Is 97% Contained

YOSEMITE–The Washburn Fire, burning in Yosemite National Park, started the first week of July 2022 and is now entering its 4th week of burning. It is almost completely contained and not expected to spread much further. The fire has burned 4,886 acres and is 97% contained. Visitors and residents have returned to the community of Wawona and access to Yosemite ...

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Hwy 140 Opens Through Mariposa To Yosemite

Hwy 140 entrance to Yosemite National Park

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Hwy 140 through Mariposa County to Yosemite National Park was officially opened at 8 pm on July 26th, 2022. It has been closed since the start of the Oak Fire on July 22. The area is still an active fire area with suppression equipment and personnel so please enter with caution and only if necessary and obey all ...

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Nelder Grove “Primeval Lag & Enchanted Mystery” Tree

Nelder Grove Giant Sequoia Stump

NORTH FORK — The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway is hosting a free tour of the Nelder Grove “Primeval Log & Enchanted Mystery Tree”. The adventure will take place on July 30th, 2022. The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway is nearly 100 miles of scenic treasures through the Sierra National Forest in California. Many examples of the Sierra’s most distinctive granite domes, meadows, and ...

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Oak Fire In Mariposa County is 10% Contained

MIDPINES — The Oak Fire started Friday, 7.22.2022, in the Midpines area of Mariposa County near Carstens Road and Highway 140.  It has burned almost 17,000 acres.  A community meeting took place last night. Emergency personnel are working to safely evacuate people and are actively engaged in protecting structures. We will update this article as more information is available. Helpful ...

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Fast Moving Oak Fire Burns More Than 14,000 Acres

MIDPINES — The Oak Fire started Friday, 7.22.2022, in the Midpines area of Mariposa County near Carstens Road and Highway 140.  It has burned more than 14,000 acres. Over 2000 structures are threatened by the fire and approximately 5,000 people have been evacuated or are on an evacuation warning. Emergency personnel are working to safely evacuate people and are actively ...

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Firewise Workday Turns Into True Test Of Brains And Courage

BASS LAKE — As the heart of fire season ensues, and rural California is once again faced with the continued consequences of increasingly high record-breaking temperatures, seasonal droughts, and poorly managed forests, our local community is reminded of the importance of maintaining a Firewise and fire-safe environment in the home, neighborhood, and general community.  Though this may often present difficulty, ...

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Caltrans to Conduct Slope Repair Project With SB 1 Funds

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct a slope repair project on State Route 140 near the community of Briceburg (see map below) in Mariposa County. The $4.5 million project is fully funded by Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. “This important SB 1 project will allow crews to perform ...

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Forest Service Announces Land Management Revision Updates

Image of a mountaintop in the Sequoia National Park.

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Due to recent changes in COVID-19 risk ratings for Fresno, Kern and Tulare Counties, the U. S. Forest Service has decided to transition the public meetings that were planned for July 12 in Bakersfield, and July 13 in Clovis, to virtual events. The purpose of these meetings is still to provide information about the availability of revised ...

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