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Fuel Reduction Continues in Nelder Grove

SIERRA NATIONAL FORESTSierra National Forest is continuing to reduce the wildfire risk to the Giant Sequoias in Nelder Grove Historic Area. Project work is continuing on multiple fronts within The Grove. In August of 2022, The Sierra National Forest announced the implementation of emergency USDA Forest Service Giant Sequoia Emergency Response in the Nelder Grove Historic Area. You can read more about that here.

Picture courtesy of The Sierra National Forest Facebook page.

Objectives include the following

  • Falling roadside hazard trees on 6S90 and 6S19 roads for safety.
  • Fuels reduction work focused around monarch Giant Sequoia trees in the Chimney Tree and Bull Buck grove areas.
  • Maintenance work to trailheads and roads within the area to protect infrastructure and improve access.

Picture courtesy of The Sierra National Forest Facebook page.

Hazards to the public are also being abated during this temporary closure of the grove.

Hand piles will be burned this fall/winter as soon as conditions allow. Access to the grove for crews is being improved and tree stumps are being treated to protect against exposure to root rot.



Long-term plans for preserving these iconic giant sequoias and historical features in Nelder Grove will continue as the forestry works to complete landscape-scale projects designed to protect them.

Picture courtesy of The Sierra National Forest Facebook page.

Forest visitors should expect travel delays and/or restricted access to or within the Nelder Grove Historic Area for public safety throughout the project timeline. We would like to remind the public to please reduce speed and proceed with caution when traveling in these working areas for your safety.

Please remain out of the closure area.

Know Before You Go: Become familiar with the area that you are visiting. Call the local Forest Service office near the area you will be visiting to check conditions, restrictions, and closures. Due to widespread tree mortality and post-fire conditions, some campgrounds are currently closed. www.fs.usda.gov/sierra

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