April 02, 2015
New Chief Ranger at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Edward (Ned) Kelleher has been hired as the new chief ranger at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. As chief ranger, Ned will be responsible for overseeing 180 staff performing wilderness management, wildland and structural fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, search and rescue, fee collection, and visitor management.
April 02, 2015
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Joins National Find Your Park Movement
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched this week by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service.
April 01, 2015
National Park Service to Release Final Wilderness Stewardship Plan for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
The Environmental Protection Agency’s notice of availability for the Wilderness Stewardship Plan / Final Environmental Impact Statement (WSP/FEIS) for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will be published in the Federal Register on Friday, April 3, 2015. The National Park Service (NPS) will issue a Record of Decision 30 days or more after the Federal Register notice of the WSP/FEIS. The WSP/FEIS and additional information is available on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/sekiwild or by calling Nancy Hendricks, environmental protection specialist, at
March 30, 2015
Endangered Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Restored to Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks
A multiagency operation was recently concluded that returned two herds of endangered bighorn sheep to locations in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, Inyo National Forest, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, worked together on the complex operation in the Sierra Nevada.
January 28, 2015
Public Welcome to Comment on Proposed Hazard Tree Mitigation Project
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, CA – The public is welcome to comment on a proposed project by the National Park Service (NPS) to mitigate tree hazards by (primarily) removing dead and dying trees that pose a risk to public safety in the Cedar Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park. A total of 1,126 trees, mostly ponderosa pine and white fir (no giant sequoias), are currently identified as hazards and recommended for mitigation in Cedar Grove due to drought and bark beetle mortality. For more information or to make electronic comments, visit the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/seki. If you have specific questions or concerns related to this project, contact Nancy Hendricks at 559-565-3102. A 30-day public comment period starts on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. All written comments about this project must be transmitted, postmarked, or hand-delivered by February 27, 2015. For more information, please visit the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/seki.
January 16, 2015
Celebrate Anniversaries of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, CA – In 2015, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks’ will commemorate Sequoia’s 125th Anniversary and Kings Canyon’s 75th Anniversary. The anniversary theme--“Celebrate. Timeless. Memories."--is highlighted as part of a logo created and donated by artist David Williams. Events are being planned both inside and outside of the parks to honor a combined two centuries of preserving and protecting giant sequoias and the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada for the benefit of the American people. For more information about the anniversaries, including a current list of events, visit www.nps.gov/seki/parknews/index.htm.
January 16, 2015
Public Welcome to Comment on Environmental Remediation Effort Proposed at Historic Dump Site within Sequoia National Park
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, CA – The public is welcome to comment on an environmental remediation effort being considered by the National Park Service (NPS), in coordination with Environmental Cost Management, Inc. (ECM), at the former Lower Kaweah dump site within the Giant Forest area of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI), in Tulare County, California.
January 08, 2015
National Park Service Invites Public to Day of Volunteer Service and Education
The National Park Service invites the public to participate in a day of volunteer service and education at Sequoia National Park on Monday, January 19, 2015, on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. This event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Foothills Visitor Center at 47050 Generals Highway, Three Rivers, CA 93271.