Tag: Sequoia

Apr 14

Returning Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep to the heart of Yosemite

Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are back in Yosemite’s Cathedral Range after over 100 years of absence! Between March 26 and April 3, 2015 seven ewes were moved to the Laurel Creek area of Sequoia National Park. During this same time period ten ewes and three rams were were moved from the Inyo National Forest and …

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Mar 04

Happy Anniversary Kings Canyon National Park!

Happy 75th Anniversary, Kings Canyon National Park! From Wikipedia: Kings Canyon National Park is a national park in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of Fresno, California. The park was established on March 4, 1940 and covers 461,901 acres. It incorporated General Grant National Park, which was established in 1890 to protect the General Grant Grove …

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Jul 03

Mount Whitney on this day in history – July 3rd

In July of 1864, a California State Geological Survey led by William H. Brewer, indcluding Charles F. Hoffmann, James T. Gardiner, and Clarence King, named the culminating peak of the Sierras “Mount Whitney.”  Named forJosiah Whitney, who was the State Geologist of California and benefactor of the survey. With an elevation of 14,505 feet Mount Whitney is …

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Jan 29

California’s state parks are great places to …

Today the California State Parks Foundation launched a new campaign: “California State Parks are Great Places to …” This week the focus is on great places to walk among giants! How would you fill in the blank? The possibilities are endless! Share your own “Great Places” photos and stories on the CSPF website HERE. You …

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Dec 30

For the Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo National Forests it is time to comment on Forest Plan revision!

Background The Land Management Plan or Forest Plan is the principal document that guides the decision making of Forest Service managers.  Forest Plans provide long–range management direction.  The National Forest Management Act (NFMA) is the primary statute governing the administration of national forests.  The planning rule interprets the NFMA and guides the amendment and revision of …

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Jul 05

Congress Fire Smoldered over the Winter in Giant Sequoia Tree

The National Park Service is reporting that on July 5, 2013, a smoldering fire was discovered in the crown of a giant sequoia tree along the Congress Trail in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest. This fire is a hold-over from the Circle Meadow Prescribed Fire, conducted in the summer of 2012. An unusual combination of …

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Jun 01

New Fire Restrictions at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Due to high fire danger, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks are instituting fire restrictions inside the parks starting today. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of the San Joaquin Valley. Visitor activities vary by season and elevation (1,370 to 14,494 feet). The restrictions are: …

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