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Noma Resort: Hidden Oasis on Yosemite’s Doorstep – Part 2

NORTH FORK—This article is a continuation of last week’s “Noma Resort: Hidden Oasis on Yosemite’s Doorstep.”   Noma Resort sits near the entrance to the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, at the historic apple orchard near Clearwater Fire Station. It’s one of the loveliest areas of the Byway, especially since the devastating forest fires of the last several years. The Leyva Brothers, ...

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Noma Resort: Hidden Oasis on Yosemite’s Doorstep – Part 1

NORTH FORK—Most people who have visited the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway enjoy its peace, unlike the national park to the north.  Likely they consider it an island of tranquility in the midst of a busy world. Noma Resort strives to be part of that serenity. A Partnership of Brothers That’s how the three Leyva brothers (of six total) who partner ...

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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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Winter Travel Safety Tips From the Sierra National Forest

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — With the latest inclement weather inbound to the Sierra National Forest and expanded region, the Forest Service encourages visitors’ and residents to exercise extreme caution when traveling through the Forest. Wind and snow accumulation increases the risk of trees falling, both those that have experienced recent tree mortality as well as green trees. These falling trees can ...

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SNF Welcomes Jane Allen as New Tribal Relations Specialist

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CLOVIS — We are extremely excited to announce that Jane Allen joined the Forest Leadership Team of the Sierra National Forest (SNF) on February 13, 2023, as the new Tribal Relations Specialist. Ms. Allen comes to the SNF with an abundance of professional experience. Over the last 35 years, Ms. Allen has worked as an archeologist in several National Park ...

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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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Valentine’s Day Dinner at Ducey’s on the Lake

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BASS LAKE — Treat yourself and your loved one to a scrumptious Valentine’s Day Dinner at Ducey’s on the Lake. Enjoy a special 4-Course Menu (from $69), prepared by the Executive Chef Johnathan Frabotta, including appetizers, salad, main course and a dessert. 3-Course Sunset Option available ($54). Date & Time: Tuesday, February 14, 2023, from 4 – 9 p.m. Click ...

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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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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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