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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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SNF Announces Continued Prescribed Burning Conditions

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The High Sierra Ranger District announces the arrival of continued prescribed burning conditions. The prescribed fire work is a proactive approach to fire and vegetation (fuels) management in the SNF and Sierra Nevada. SNF Fire managers expect to begin Prescribed Fire ignitions in the week of February 14th-18th. Active ignitions may continue through the weekend and into ...

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Sierra National Forest to Close Visitor Centers for Season

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Sierra National Forest High Sierra Ranger District will be closing Dinkey Creek Visitor Center on September 4th and High Sierra Visitor Center (at Kaiser Pass) on September 19th for the 2022 season. The High Sierra Ranger District Office remains open all year around. The District Office is currently open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to ...

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Tamarack Sno-Park to Undergo Construction Activities

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – The Tamarack Sno-Park on the High Sierra Ranger District will be undergoing construction activities July 6 – Aug. 11. See map and schedule below.  July 6: Avison Construction will be grinding/pulverizing asphalt at the parking lot. Traffic will be stopped and allowed to pass through periodically during this operation. July 7 – 11:  Grading and compacting of ...

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Sierra National Forest Fire Update as of June 26, 2022

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — As of Sunday, June 26, the Sierra National Forest has two confirmed new fires, believed to be lightning caused, both of which are located in the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness on the High Sierra Ranger District. The Helms Fire is located approximately two miles north of Courtright Reservoir while the Dusy Fire is located approximately three miles north ...

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Sierra National Forest Opens Huntington Lake County Road

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PRATHER — Due to the low snowpack this year the Sierra National Forest (SNF) has opened the gate on the eastside of Huntington Lake County Road for local traffic. The road is only open from the east, or Lakeshore end, the west end of the road is not open. As the road will not be plowed or cleared of debris ...

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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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