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Prescribed Burn Association Meeting: UCCE Mariposa

MARIPOSA – Fire is a natural part of California’s ecosystem. If used properly, fire can improve the health and resiliency of both forests and rangelands, control weeds, increase species diversity, promote native species, and reduce extreme smoke and damage of catastrophic wildfires. Prescribed fire is increasingly accepted as one of the tools to meet these land management goals. However, the ...

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Sierra National Forest Plans to Initiate Winter/Spring Prescribed Burning in the Bass Lake Ranger District

North Fork, Calif., – Sierra National Forest (SNF) fire officials plan to implement their winter/spring prescribed burning program within the Bass Lake Ranger District (BLRD). The projects are on Bass Lake Recreation Sites, Carmen Pasture, Cedar Valley, Creek Fire Double-gate, Ferguson Fire, Greys Mountain, Sugar Pine, Sonny Meadows Timberloft, as well as; administrative sites at Batterson, Clearwater, Jerseydale, North Fork ...

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Adorable Family Wins the Yosemite Adventure Contest Grand Prize from Visit Yosemite | Madera County

OAKHURST, CA – Visit Yosemite | Madera County is a visitor center and tourism bureau that proudly highlights the region’s enormous amount of recreational options in southern Yosemite and Madera County. To help tell this story, in 2018, Visit Yosemite | Madera County introduced their “Welcoming Committee” and the Yosemite Adventure Contest. Past winners have enjoyed two-night stays at a ...

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Sierra National Forest Continues Closure Order With Select Closed Recreation Sites, Roads and Trails

Clovis Calif., – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) announces the closure extension of select recreation sites, roads and trails. Closure Order No. 05-15-00-21-02 SNF Recreation Site, Road and Trail Closure supersedes previous Closure Order No. 05-15-00-21-01 SNF Developed Recreation and Trail Closure. For clarity and simplification we’re issuing this order to protect the public from hazards within the SNF as ...

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Sierra National Forest to hold Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grant Review virtual meeting

Clovis, CA – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is requesting public input by way of virtual meeting on February 10th, 2021, for the California 2021 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program application cycle. The purpose of this meeting is for the public to comment on the Forest’s OHV preliminary 2021 grant cycle application (funds are for 2022). Feedback ...

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Evacuation Warning for Creek Fire Burn Scar Areas Including Cascadel and Kinsman Flat

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an evacuation warning for Road 225 between Cascadel Road, including the area within Sierra National Forest, due to an incoming storm with possible debris/mud flow concerns. The evacuation warning area includes Kinsman Flat Subdivision, Saginaw Creek Subdivision, and Cascadel Road at Cascadel Heights Drive (Cascadel Woods Subdivision). The National Weather Service ...

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Winter Storm Warning for Central Sierra Foothills

NORTH FORK – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Central Sierra Foothills including the cities of Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Squaw Valley, Auberry, North Fork, Mariposa, Devils Postpile, Florence Lake, Lake Thomas Edison, Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Wawona and Shaver Lake. The warning will remain in effect from 10 pm Jan 26, 2021 through 4 am Jan ...

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Yosemite National Park Will Remain Closed Due to Significant Winter Storm Warning

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – Yosemite will remain closed at least until Saturday, January 30, 2021, conditions permitting. Park staff continue to clear roads and trails, mitigate hazard trees, and work toward restoring safe conditions for employees and visitors due to last week’s Mono wind event. A significant winter storm is forecast to begin Tuesday night. Hazardous conditions, including substantial snow ...

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