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Category: Sequoia National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Institute Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Effect August 5, 2019

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. August 1, 2019– Due to decreasing fuel moistures, increase in temperatures, and increased fuel loading due to late season rains in the Kaweah River drainage, along with current moderate-high fire danger and entering into the hottest part of the year, fire danger is even more of a concern. Therefore, Stage [...]

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Sequoia Celebrating the Reopening of Boyden Cavern

On June 8th Sequoia National Forest Officials celebrated the Grand Reopening of Boyden Cavern on the Hume Lake Ranger District. Visitors enjoyed a 50-minute walking tour through the impressive display of underground rock and mineral formations with the cavern’s managers, Daniel and Maria Baker. Boyden Cavern is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. [...]

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National Park Service Releases Serious Accident Investigation and Corrective Action Plan in Arrowhead Hotshot Brian Hughes Fatality

Sierra Rec Magazine - NPS Release - The National Park Service released the findings and follow-up corrective action plan in the July 2018 death of National Park Service (NPS) Arrowhead Hotshot, Captain Brian Hughes. Hughes, age 33, and his crew were working on the Ferguson fire on the Sierra National Forest near Yosemite National Park [...]

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National Junior Ranger Day Kicks Off National Park Week Saturday

We treasure our National Parks in the Sierra and the Western Region, and creating a future generation of care takers and enthusiast is a project that we at Sierra Rec enjoy promoting. Saturday, April 20, 2109 National Parks around the country including Yosemite, Lassen, Death Valley, and Seqouia and Kings Canyon will kick off this [...]

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Announce Request of Proposals for Land Exchanges in Wilsonia Historic District

Sierra Rec Magazine - NPS Prss Release - SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. November, 2018 – The National Park Service (NPS) at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is seeking Requests for Expression of Interest (RFEI) in the exchange of federally owned, improved residential properties in Wilsonia Historic District within Kings Canyon National Park, [...]

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National Park Service Announces Entrance Fee-Free Days for 2019 Sierra Parks

Yosemite, Lassen Volcanic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Will Offer Five Free Entrance Days in 2019 Sierra Rec Magazine - News Release NPS - WASHINGTON – The National Park Service will waive all entrance fees on five days in 2019, giving visitors and locals an additional FEE Free opportunity to come and explore the Sierra National [...]

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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks Lift 2017 Fire Restrictions

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. October 11, 2017 – Effective October 16, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks are lifting fire restrictions inside the parks. Shorter and cooler days have reduced fire danger. Even with restrictions lifted, visitors must still follow the parks’ year-round regulations concerning fire. Wood and charcoal fires are [...]

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Parks to Incorporate Traditional Techniques in Upcoming Prescribed Burn

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. May 30, 2017 – Firefighters at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are preparing for an upcoming prescribed burn adjacent to the Sequoia National Park entrance station and headquarters, known as the Ash Mountain area. Scheduled to begin June 7, 2017, with four to five burning days, this burn will incorporate [...]

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Park Rangers Make Arrests in Major Marijuana Operation

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. (May 17, 2017) - This spring there was a joint operation between Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and eight other law enforcement agencies to disrupt the cultivation of marijuana in Sequoia National Park and adjacent public lands. This effort lasted approximately ten days and involved up to [...]

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Kings Canyon’s Sunset Campground Closed Until Further Notice

KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. May, 15, 2017 - Sunset Campground in the Grant Grove area of the Kings Canyon, will have to remain closed until further notice. It was scheduled to open on May 24 but many trees killed by drought, insect activity, and a heavy winter created far more hazards than expected. [...]

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Announce Two Public Meetings on 2018 Commercial Use Permitting Season

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. May 9, 2017 - The Parks will hold two public information meetings to discuss the implementation of Commercial Service Day (CSD) allocations for commercial operations in wilderness under the direction of the Wilderness Stewardship Plan / Final Environmental Impact Statement (WSP/FEIS) signed May 27, 2015 Source: Sequoia [...]

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Sequoia National Park Hosts Go Native Event

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. April 30, 2017 – The Sequoia Parks Conservancy (SPC) in collaboration with local tribal representatives will be holding Go Native - A Native American Cultural Celebration - Saturday, May 6th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Foothills Picnic Area across the highway from the Foothills Visitor [...]

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Two Fatalities in Sequoia National Park

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. April 23, 2017 - Two fatalities occurred in Sequoia National Park this weekend, one on Mount Whitney and one in the Kaweah River. Source: Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park New

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20 Cant Miss Places To Explore For National Parks Week In The Sierra

National Parks Week Is a Great Time to Explore Some Place New With The Family April 2017- National Park Week is the time to discover national parks and the wonders found inside national parks, National Park Week is April 15 to 23, 2017. The Sierra is blessed with four fantastic Parks to explore and so many wonders, there is [...]

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Crystal Cave Upgrade Project Moves to the Next Phase

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. March 20, 2017 – The National Park Service (NPS) has approved a plan to improve the visitor services in the Crystal Cave area of Sequoia National Park. National Park Service Pacific West Regional Director Laura Joss approved the project by signing a finding of no significant impact statement [...]

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Sequoia Parks Conservancy Selects A New Executive Director

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. March 16, 2017 – Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and Sequoia Parks Conservancy are happy to announce that a new Executive Director for the Conservancy has been chosen. After an intensive search, Karen Dallett, will lead the organization into summer 2017 and forward. Source: Sequoia & [...]

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