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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 now permitted within designated fire rings in all Foothills Campgrounds of Sequoia National Park. Charcoal grills may also now be used in the Hospital Rock and Ash Mountain Picnic Areas, and smoking is permitted unless posted, regardless of elevation. Campfires are also now permitted...

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An Epic Adventure Awaits in The 20 Lakes Basin Of The Hoover Wilderness

Crystal Clear Waters Combined With High Alpine Peaks That Will Stop You In Your Tracks Sierra Rec Magazine Adventure Review – September 2017 –  Visiting and Exploring 20 Lakes Basin was so much more than I had expected. Have you ever heard a review of a location and it just didn’t do it for you, so you decide to skip, only later to find out that it as way better than initially thought?  Well, the 20 Lakes Basin off Tioga Pass in the Hoover Wilderness was just that to me and couple friends looking to explore the region for the first...

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The Reds Meadow Road and Devils Postpile National Monument to Open Friday July 21

The Inyo National Forest and Devils Postpile National Monument announce that the Reds Meadow Valley Road will open on Friday, July 21 at 8:00 am. Sierra Rec Magazine – Sierra Access Updates- July 20, 2017 – The Road to Devils Postpile, Rainbow Falls and Reds Meadow will open Friday, July 21, at 8:am to the public. This road received storm damage after the substantial snowpack from this winter and the subsequent melt-off and flooding. The forest’s Engineering Crew rebuilt a segment of the road that was structurally compromised and unstable. They placed layers of compacted fill and concrete curbing on...

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Trail Stories In The Sierra ~ Discovering New Worlds

Meeting New Explorers Of The Sierra on The Trail Can Enhance The Experience For All Sierra Rec Magazine ~ July 2017 – Don’t we all have a story or two to tell of our first experiences in the Sierra?  So the question is are you enhancing your experience by meeting more people on the trail?  I have to admit that when I first started exploring, it was all about me and the escape from the world, that drew me back time after time.  However, in the past year, I have started to embrace the idea of meeting and enjoying the...

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The Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile Road Remain Closed To Vehicles, Bicyclists, and Pedestrians

The Reds Meadow Road Remains Closed No estimated date for opening   Sierra Rec Magazine- National Monument Updates – June 27, 2017 – Forest engineers are assessing storm damage to the Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile Road and there is no estimated opening date for the road at this time. Crews have only recently been able to get into the Reds Meadow Valley after plowing operations were completed. The Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile Road remain closed to vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians, and work is in progress to make necessary repairs. This road, which accesses prized destinations such as Devils...

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American Legion to Sponsor Youth Environmental Leadership Conference at Eldorado National Forest

In 2017, the American Legion in California will continue a long tradition of sending high school students to the Sierra Nevada to spend a weekend learning about public land management during a Youth Environmental Leadership Conference at the Eldorado National Forest.  The program includes topics such as forest health, wildland fire, heritage resources, wildlife, ecological restoration, history and recreation. “Some of our posts have been sponsoring this event for decades,” said longtime Legion Auxiliary member and conference coordinator, Barbara Ross. “This experience has a great impact on the young people who attend. It expands their understanding of the environment...

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Yosemite National Park to Host Wilderness Science Forum Presentations to be Held on the Science Techniques Used in Wilderness Planning

  Yosemite National Park invites the public to participate in an event on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 to learn about scientific findings related to wilderness use and planning. The event will take place at the Garden Terrace room at Yosemite Valley Lodge from 9:30 am to 4 pm. Staff from the National Park Service (NPS) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will share and discuss a series of scientific studies that examined visitor capacity and stock use in wilderness areas. Scientific information from multiple studies, including research methodology and preliminary findings, will be presented. Staff will be available to...

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Inyo National Forest Receives National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant

Inyo National Forest Receives National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant for June Mountain Whitebark Pine Restoration Mammoth Ca, Oct 5, 2016 – The Inyo National Forest, in partnership with Cal Trout and the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area (MMSA), received one of the first round of National Fish and Wildlife (NFWF) grants as part of the recently launched Pacific Southwest Fuels Management Partnership. The June Mountain Ski Area Whitebark Pine Restoration project award brings $490,144 to the grant recipient, Cal Trout. The project is designed to remove bark beetle-impacted trees to improve forest resilience and decrease the risk of a large-scale,...

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