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Sequoia National Forest Enters Fire Restrictions

PORTERVILLE, Calif, May 8, 2020 – The Sequoia National Forest will enact fire restrictions prohibiting campfires, stove fires, welding, or smoking on all public lands managed by the Forest below 5,000 ft. The restrictions starting Saturday, May 9, are due to a … Continue reading

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Sequoia National Forest Announcement

Forest Service extends closure of most developed recreation sites in California through May 15   PORTERVILLE, Calif., – The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, announced that most developed recreation sites will remain closed through May 15. Regional Order No. 20-03 … Continue reading

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April Snow Surveys are Still Coming

The COVID-19 issue has sure disrupted a lot of things locally. One of those areas are the snow surveys. The State of California uses their own employees as well as federal and private to complete the surveys up and down … Continue reading

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March Snow Survey Results

The snow results are in for the March 1 survey. We are sitting at 41% of normal for the Kings River Basin. Last year around this time we were approximately 168% of normal. Maybe a “Miracle March” will happen? Time … Continue reading

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February Snow Survey Results

Snow survey results are nearing completion for the Kings River Basin. Tomorrow is the last reporting day and likely not to vary too much from what is currently being reported now. The snow pack is currently setting at 72% of … Continue reading

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Caution: Poodle-Dog Bush

Post from the Sequoia National Forest to all visitors. Poodle-dog bush can cause severe irritation to the skin if touched, akin to poison oak or poison ivy. It can raise blisters lasting as long as two weeks or more. The … Continue reading

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National Trails Day Coming

June 1 is National Trails Day. A perfect time to get outside and make a difference on a trail. If you are interested, make sure to check out the link below to find an spot near you. If there isn’t … Continue reading

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It’s All Yours

Many will head outdoors this weekend in some fashion or another. If you haven’t been to a National Forest in awhile, I encourage you to plan a day trip and go see it. The video above really captures some great … Continue reading

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National Trails Day – June 2

Mark your calendar for June 2 as it is National Trail Day! There are various way you can participate this year from simply just going on a hike to maintaining trails to special trail events and more. You can also … Continue reading

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Last Snow Survey of 2018

The last snow survey results are in for 2018! May is the final survey for the area near the Monarch Wilderness. Unfortunately the results are bad. The Kings River Basin is at 36% of normal for this time of year. … Continue reading

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