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Forest Service Announces Land Management Revision Updates

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Due to recent changes in COVID-19 risk ratings for Fresno, Kern and Tulare Counties, the U. S. Forest Service has decided to transition the public meetings that were planned for July 12 in Bakersfield, and July 13 in Clovis, to virtual events. The purpose of these meetings is still to provide information about the availability of revised ...

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SNF Announces Kaiser Pass and Florence Lake Road Repairs

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Sierra National Forest has announced that road work will begin on Monday, July 11. Construction is anticipated to be complete by the end of July. The work consists of patching potholes, improving turnouts, and restoring drainage functions on Kaiser Pass Road (see map below) and Florence Lake Road. Short delays are expected, and the public is ...

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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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Remains of Missing Fresno Woman Found at Shaver Lake

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FRESNO COUNTY — On Friday, May 6, dental records of 37-year-old Samantha Tomlinson of Fresno were compared to skeletal remains found near Shaver Lake. The examination confirmed the identity to be that of Tomlinson. She was reported to Fresno Police as a missing person on Dec. 3, 2021, after she never returned home from a shopping trip. Shortly after the report ...

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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 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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Hiking Hite’s Cove Trail With Wildflowers and Newts

Wildflower season has definitely arrived in the Merced River Canyon. And, it was a 15 newt day on the Hite’s Cove Trail! If you don’t feel like going the distance that I did on the Hite’s Cove Trail, the most concentrated area of poppies is within the first 1/2 mile or so. But that is also the most concentrated area ...

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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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Walking up a Dirt Road: Worman’s Mill to the Lone Sequoia

Just a pretty blue sky day to get out on nearby dirt roads up to the Lone Sequoia for some exercise. Then those little white puffy clouds started showing up . . . Where: Sierra National ForestDistance: 11.14 Miles (but you can go shorter or longer)Difficulty: Easy to ModerateElevation Range: 3,417′ to 4,427′Elevation Gain: 1,135′Date: January 25, 2022CALTOPO: Hiking From ...

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