Planned Projects

The fire and fuels management program at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks tries to protect ecosystems and communities. This important work is accomplished by restoring fire's natural role in the environment and by reducing hazardous fuels.

Each year, managers prepare an Annual Fuels Treatment Plan that lists all the approved prescribed burns and mechanical fuel reduction projects that will help the parks accomplish goals.

If you are visiting the parks, be aware that fire and smoke can be present at any time. Since the execution of burns depends on air quality, local fire activity, fuel moistures, and weather, the times listed here are estimates only.

Fuels Projects Tables

The table below identifies the planned projects for Calendar Year 2016 and their status. There are 10 projects totaling over 1,903 acres. This list is only a guide. It will be updated as projects are completed and/or changed.

Location Unit Name Type Acres Date
Ash Mountain Ash Mountain Burn 25 June
Marble Fork Sherman Creek B Burn 52 June
Grant Grove Goliath Burn 769 June
Grant Grove Wilsonia Mechanical 36 July / August
North Fork Lodgepole\Wuksachi Mechanical July / August
North Fork Dorst Burn 187 September
Marble Fork Sequoia Creek Burn 264 October
Mineral King Deadwood Burn 265 October
Cedar Grove Lewis Camp Burn 44 November
Cedar Grove Bubbs Burn 261 November

The table below identifies the completed projects for Calendar Year 2015 and their status. There were 8 projects totaling 208.5 acres.

Location Unit Name Type Acres Date
Ash Mtn. Ash Mountain Burn 23 Completed June 6, 2015
Ash Mtn. Hospital Rock Burn 2 Completed June 6, 2015
Marble Fork Sunset Rock Burn 78 Completed June 24, 2015
Grant Grove Grant Grove Mechanical 49 Completed July 17, 2015
Grant Grove Wilsonia Mechanical 30 Completed July 20, 2015
East Fork Lookout Mechanical 2 Completed September 4, 2015
East Fork Pile Burn Ops Burn 2 Completed November 11, 2015
Grant Grove Pile Burn Ops Burn 22.5 Completed December 17, 2015

MAP Click here for a general map showing 2015 project locations.

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