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Embrace Nature: Adopt a Ponderosa Pine Seedling Today!

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The Sierra National Forest – The Bass Lake Ranger District invites nature lovers residing in the North Fork/Oakhurst/Mariposa area to become part of the incredible 2024 reforestation effort. The amazing spring reforestation program will see contract crews planting an astounding 750 acres. The reforestation program aims to rejuvenate areas affected by the 2014 French/2020 Creek Fires. A staggering total of ...

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Scenic Byway Association Holds Status Meeting

NORTH FORK—A near-record crowd filled the North Fork Scout Building the evening of Tuesday, February 13, 2024. They gathered for the annual general meeting of the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association (SVSBA). Perhaps even more, they came to hear reports from U. S. Forest Service (USFS) personnel on the status of the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway (SVSB). The Byway consists ...

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4th of July Holiday Safety in the Sierra National Forest

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Will you be celebrating our nation’s independence over the 4th of July holiday weekend with a visit to the Sierra National Forest (SNF)? Activities such as camping, backpacking, fishing, picnicking and so many more in the great outdoors, are available for you in the SNF! Due to tremendous efforts by Forest Service, contractor, and volunteer personnel and ...

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Sierra National Forest Announces 2023 Fuelwood Permits

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – The Sierra National Forest resumed selling Personal Use Wood Cutting Permits for the April 17th through November 30th period. The North Fork and Prather Forest Service offices began selling permits on Monday April 17th. All permits will be valid only for the Sierra National Forest lands and do not include private property. The forest will be offering ...

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Bass Lake Ranger District to Initiate Prescribed Burning

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NORTH FORK — Due to reduced fire activity throughout the state and across the country, Sierra National Forest fire crews have returned from their fire assignments, becoming available to support and manage local prescribed fire projects. Please see the attached maps for general locations. BASS LAKE PILE BURN VICINITY MAP – MADERA (PDF) BASS LAKE PILE BURN VICINITY MAP – ...

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Road Hazards Abatement Stewardship Project Beginning Soon

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BASS LAKE — Work on the Madera County Roads Hazard Abatement Stewardship Project is set to begin in mid-July. Work will occur throughout the rest of 2022 as weather and conditions allow. There will be hand crews and mechanical teams working on roads near Bass Lake. Teams will begin with work on Road 420 between Road 223 and the private ...

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Sierra National Forest to Offer Free Pine Seedlings

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BASS LAKE — The Bass Lake Ranger District is set to begin its 2022 reforestation program. During the next two months, contract crews will be replanting approximately 1200 acres, focusing on areas of the 2014 French fire and 2020 Creek fires. Approximately 200 to 260 seedlings per acre will be planted within the district — totaling up to 250,000 seedlings — ...

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Prescribed Burn Planned for Sierra National Forest

Sierra National Forest continues with the winter/spring prescribed burning within the Bass Lake Ranger District. CLOVIS — The Sierra National Forest (SNF) will continue prescribed burning within the Bass Lake Ranger District, beginning Monday, March 14, as weather and air quality is optimal to start ignitions. These treatments will consist of understory burning. This includes removing fuels created during tree ...

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Sierra National Forest to Charge New Recreational Fees

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CLOVIS — The Sierra National Forest is proposing to charge new fees at developed recreation sites. The Bass Lake Ranger District is proposing a new fee of $20 per night at Jerseydale Campground with a $5 extra vehicle fee over two vehicles. The High Sierra Ranger District is proposing a new fee of $20 per night at Kirch Flat Campground with ...

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Lightning-Caused Fire Burning West Of Jackass Creek

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Dozens of firefighters are currently on scene of a lightning-caused fire burning on the Sierra National Forest (SNF) along Beasore Road, according to the U.S. Forest Service. At 2:30 p.m. on July 22, the Bowler Fire was reported on the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest. The Bowler Fire is a lightning-caused fire ...

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