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Weather Delays Some Campground Openings On Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – After an extraordinary winter on the Sierra National Forest (SNF), some campgrounds remain closed due to snow and rain amounts that haven’t been seen in years. Some campground closures are due to inaccessibility — with snow still measurable in feet in the higher elevations — extremely wet conditions, and damage to roads on the forest. In recognition of ...

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Water Levels Are High On The Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – With the warm summer weather upon us, it is time to enjoy the rivers, streams and lakes on the Sierra National Forest (SNF). These waterways continue to be fed by the melting snows over the High Sierra. The Upper Kings, San Joaquin and Merced rivers will continue to run with swift and extremely cold water. Bass, ...

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Vincent Prescribed Burn Now In Patrol Status

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Yesterday at 4:30 p.m., crews completed ignitions on the 237-acre Vincent prescribed burn on the High Sierra Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest (SNF). The day brought slightly warmer temperatures that allowed good burning conditions to complete the unit. This prescribed burn was first ignited on May 24, and took place near Cressman’s at the ...

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Sierra NF Planning Vincent Fuel Break Prescribed Fire

CLOVIS  – The Sierra National Forest (SNF), High Sierra Ranger District, Fuels and Fire Management staff are planning to ignite a prescribed fire on the Vincent Fuel break on Tuesday, May 23, as part of an ongoing hazard fuels reduction plan. Smoke will likely be visible around the mountain area and the Valley. “Using the advantage of favorable weather conditions, ...

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Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Listed As “Hidden Gem”

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Adventurers looking for the spectacular scenery of Yosemite National Park without the crowds — there is a road less traveled right in your back yard. The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, recently featured as a California “Hidden Gem” by Visit California, is a 100-mile stretch of road from North Fork — the exact center of California — ...

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Snow Melt Causing High Water On Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – As warmer weather arrives in the region, rivers fed by melting snows over the High Sierra will cause rivers to rise. The Upper Kings, San Joaquin, and Merced rivers will swell with swift and cold water that will also fill into Bass, Shaver, Huntington and many other lakes that can be found and enjoyed on the Sierra National ...

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Prescribed Burn On Source Kinsman Fuels Project

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest (SNF), Bass Lake Ranger District, Fuels and Fire Management staff are planning to ignite a prescribed burn on the Source Kinsman Fuels Project on Saturday, April 22. Using the advantage of favorable weather conditions, SNF says extra fire personnel and equipment will be committed to the project until the treatment is extinguished as burn ...

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Granite Creek Toilet Replacement: Public Comment Period

NORTH FORK — The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is proposing to replace an existing toilet building located in the Granite Creek Campground on the Bass Lake Ranger District (BLRD). The existing toilet building is currently not functioning to standard due to deterioration, and is the only toilet facility available for the upper and lower level of the campground. In recognition ...

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Mountain Lion Encounters – What Should You Do?

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Following reports of two separate and confirmed accounts of mountain lion activity within the Sierra National Forest in the Jose Basin and Pine Ridge areas, SNF officials are reminding people who are frequent hikers or visitors to be extra cautious. Here are a few tips to keep you safe while enjoying your Forest. If you do ...

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Volunteers Needed For Miami Mountain Fire Lookout

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Volunteers are now being recruited for the season to serve as fire lookouts on Miami Mountain. Miami Lookout is a lookout tower located just east of Nippinawasee and is staffed throughout the fire season by Forest Service Volunteers. The tower is a great asset to our mountain community because it is located in a prime location ...

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